Mchenry Illinois History
Last May 19, we took you through the history of the Illinois Historical Society and its history in Illinois. American Ahnors, founded in 1845, is one of the leading sources of family history and ancestry research in Illinois. It contains more than 1,000 published genealogies and over 2,500 books on Illinois history.
The Illinois State Historical Library has the largest collection of Atlantic County record books in the state of Illinois. It has Illinois maps from all these years and also some of the great Illinois map collections.
Illinois State Police maintain these records and make them available to the public through their Bureau of Identification. To order a criminal history check using your name, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Safety Criminal Information Center at 800-888-462-5555.
For those who prefer to do their own research, the McHenry County Historical Society Library is a valuable resource and contains a wealth of information about the history of the county and its people. On our website you will find more information about the library's holdings and a complete list of all our collections.
Historical facts and documents provided by the McHenry County Historical Society, which provides information about the history of the county, its people and its history. This index was compiled by T. Larry Phalin and brought to us by the McHenry County Historical Association and the Illinois Genealogical Society. The collection, which is housed in the Archives and Records Department of the Library, the main department of the Library, is managed by three full-time and one volunteer staff member.
Note: The writings of John the Baptist date back to the early years of the Catholic parish founded in the area. From 1842 to 1852, the parishioners of St. John were served by a visiting priest sent from the diocesan See of Vincennes, Indiana, to attend to the needs of his parish in McHenry County, Illinois.
In 1858, the FRVR was sold and eventually became known as the Chicago and Galena Railroad, one of the first railroad lines in the state of Illinois. The Chicago-Galenas Railroad became the main rail line between Chicago, Illinois, and the city of Chicago in 1857 and served the community until passenger service was discontinued in 1950.
McHenry County stretched west of Lake Michigan to the present day - today Boone County - and stretched from the county town of McHenry centrally to Lake Michigan in the east. In 1839, the eastern community of this county was transformed into Lake County and the counties were divided into Lake and McHenry County. Originally a county based in the town of McPatrick, it stretched from its original location on the west side of the Illinois River to Lake Michigan and then eastward to the lake itself.
The county and the city of McHenry were named after John McPatrick, the first president of the United States of America, and his wife. In 1837, at the age of 22, he came from Plainfield in Will County, Illinois, and was located on the west side of Lake Michigan, about 30 miles west of Chicago in northern Illinois. At that time, Northern Illinois was home to a large number of settlers who were given the opportunity to organize a vigilante group led by John Campbell of Lee County.
The criminal aspect of McHenry County's history was the subject of a recent tour sponsored by the Illinois Historical Society of Northern Illinois and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although it has an agricultural, industrial, military and religious history, it also has a criminal past. Eventually, the criminal element found its way into the lives of many residents and businesses in the county.
The McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission has designated twenty - two local historic landmarks - since its creation in 1991. The county is home to the Illinois Historical Society of Northern Illinois and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and several of its communities have their own heritage preservation programs. This blog is operated by the library's genealogy library and provides information about the history of the county and its surroundings. We have documentary material on historical events, such as the murder of a local police officer in the early 20th century, as well as historical photos of local landmarks.
This farm was restored as an example of an early settler farm and is currently used for historical and educational programs. Located in McHenry County, Illinois, about 30 miles north of Urbana-Champaign, this park is one of the largest public parks in the state of Illinois. The park, which covers about half of its 2,200 hectares of wetlands and lakes, was originally located on the site of a former railway station.