Ranney

Name:

Ranney

County:

Kenosha

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

42°32′20″N 87°52′13″W / 42.53889°N 87.87028°W / 42.53889

Elevation:

696 ft (212 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Ranney (also known as Rogers Siding) is a ghost town in Pleasant Prairie. It is located at the intersection of Bain Station Road and the Canadian Pacific Railroad (originally the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad).

Remains:

The last passenger train stopped at the Ranney Station prior to 1862, but the Ranney post office opened in 1885 and lasted into 1906. The Bain Station of the KD Line was located just east of Ranney, and remained into the 1940s.

Established:

1885

Disestablished:

1906

Current Status:

The last house in Ranney, the former KD Line yardmaster’s house, was demolished in 2003, and the area is now devoid of all traces of community except for continuing railroad activity on the KD Line and the Canadian Pacific. Much of the property there is now owned by We Energies.

Remarks:

Rogers Siding itself was a KD Line team track just west of Green Bay Road for area farmers who would load their produce for rail shipments; the siding itself was removed in the 1980s.