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Indian Creek is a village in Vernon Township, Lake County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, Indian Creek's population was 462. Police services are provided by Lake County Sheriff and fire/EMS services by the Countryside Fire Protection District.
Indian Creek is located at 42°13′33″N 87°58′37″W (42.225876, -87.976843).
According to the 2010 census, Indian Creek has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land. It has the smallest area of any incorporated place in Lake County.
Indian Creek was originally incorporated in 1958 as a response to the threat of annexation by neighboring Vernon Hills.
This location may be confused with the Indian Creek Massacre, detailed below, which actually occurred in LaSalle County near Ottawa, IL. During the Black Hawk War of 1832, which was the last Indian war in Illinois, Indian Creek, was the scene of an attack, by a renegade band of 40-80 Potawatomi and Sauk, on the Davis Settlement, where 15 white settlers were killed and scalped.
As of the census of 2000, there were 194 people, 65 households, and 59 families residing in the village. The population density was 726.5 people per square mile (277.4/km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 250.9 per square mile (95.8/km2).