Introduction to Wauconda, Illinois
Wauconda is believed to be named after an Indian Chief, who was buried on the bank of Lake Bangs. However, some also believe that the village derived its name from an Indian term meaning 'spirit water.' The area was first settled in by Justus Bangs. The village was organized in 1849, and the first post office was established on June 27, 1849. The first Baptist church of Wauconda was established by Elder Joel Wheeler of McHenry in 1838.
Wauconda and nearby Attractions
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Volo Auto Museum
- Moraine Hills State Park
- Deerfield Historic Village
- Volo Bog State Natural Area
Things To Do In Wauconda
Wauconda is home to several parks and playgrounds including the Larkdale Park and the Cook Memorial Park. History buffs can visit the Fort Hill Heritage Museum, the Volo Auto Museum, the Lake County Discovery Museum, and the Raupp Memorial Museum. The Deerfield Historic Village is less than half an hour's drive away. Visitors can plan a day trip to the Volo Bog State Natural Area and Moraine Hills State Park. The Wauconda Area Public Library is an ideal destination for book lovers.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Wauconda Higher Education
The College of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College, and McHenry County College are nearby.