Introduction to Wauconda, Illinois Wauconda, Illinois, in Lake county, is 11 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 37 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, 9,448 people lived in Wauconda. Wauconda History 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. A Brief History of the Village of Volo Historic Volo has been populated for at least 160 years. The area was originally named Forksville, but in 1872 the name was changed to Volo. This has always been an active community, with churches, blacksmiths, stores, taverns, a creamery and many residences. It wasn’t until 1993 that Volo was officially incorporated. The people who called Volo home didn’t want Volo to be absorbed into the surrounding villages. As the new incorporation grew, it became apparent to the officials that Volo had an opportunity to develop a complete comprehensive plan to serve Volo’s people properly. It has been a concerted effort by both landowners and residents to produce our comprehensive plan. The Comprehensive Plan has been the guide to several agreements with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake County Department of Transportation, the Lake County Board, Forest Preserve Board, Lakes Region Sanitary District and the Village of Fox Lake. The Agreements have produced the wastewater facilities, potable (drinkable) water facilities, road improvements and a great addition to the Millennium Trail. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan calls for 50% residential, 40% commercial and 10% open space..
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