“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wayne in DuPage County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Wayne Village Historic District

Wayne Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 41° 57.026′ N, 88° 14.96′ W. Marker is in Wayne, Illinois, in DuPage County. Marker is on Army Trail Road (County Route 11) just west of Powis Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wayne IL 60184, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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

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(approx. 5.3 miles away); Elgin National Watch Company (approx. 5.7 miles away); Kane County Government Center (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).
32W235 Army Trail Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael, September 12, 2011
2. 32W235 Army Trail Road
One of two houses built by Solomon Dunham c. 1854.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2012. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2012, by Michael of Palatine, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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