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Wayne in Du Page County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wayne Village Historic District

 
 
Wayne Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael, September 12, 2011
1. Wayne Village Historic District Marker
Inscription. Wayne Village was founded as a settlement by Solomon Dunham, after the Galena and Union tracks were completed in 1850. (Later called the Chicago Northwestern R.R.) The founder of the settlement was appointed the first station master, postmaster, and school teacher. He is also credited with the construction of the two oldest houses still standing, circa 1854 at 32W215 and 32W235 Army Trail Road.

The Wayne Village District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and includes 52 houses and building on both sides of Army Trail Road and Glos Street, between the Chicago Northwestern tracks and Powis Road.
 
Location. 41° 57.026′ N, 88° 14.96′ W. Marker is in Wayne, Illinois, in Du Page County. Marker is on Army Trail Road (County Route 11) just west of Powis Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wayne IL 60184, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Building (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 5.3 miles away); Elgin National Watch Company (approx. 5.7 miles away); Kane County Government Center

32W235 Army Trail Road image. Click for full size.
By Michael, September 12, 2011
2. 32W235 Army Trail Road
One of two houses built by Solomon Dunham c. 1854.
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Kane County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Spanish-American/Philippines War (approx. 5.8 miles away); World War I (approx. 5.8 miles away); World War II (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael of Palatine, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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