McHenry in McHenry County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
McHenry County’s First Couthouse
McHenry County split from Cook County in 1836, comprising Lake and McHenry counties. The village of McHenry was the centrally-located county seat. Lake and McHenry counties divided in 1839. In 1843, the county seat was relocated to Centerville, now Woodstock.
In 1844, the government auctioned the courthouse to Horace Long, who moved it to this location on Riverside Drive, originally Water Street, for use as a tavern and hotel.
Erected by City of McHenry Landmark Commission, the McHenry County Historical Society, and The Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
Location. 42° 20.76′ N, 88° 15.725′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 North Riverside Drive, McHenry IL 60050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Unique Park with a Unique History (approx. 7.2 miles away); A Showcase of Diversity (approx. 7.2 miles away); Downtown Crystal Lake (approx. 7.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); El Tovar Theatre (approx. 7.8 miles away); Andrew C. Cook House (approx. 8 miles away); Cary Cemetery - 1839 (approx. 9˝ miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 9˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.