Created by Donald V. Purn, Algonquin Historic Commission.
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Algonquin Historic Commission
2 South Main Street. Algonquin, IL. 60102


Commission Meetings
(Open to the Public) 2nd Floor

Commission Meetings
2nd Wednesday of the Month,
7:00 PM on 2nd Floor

Workshop: 9 am - Noon
3rd and 4th Sat. each Month
Contact Commission.

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Village of Algonquin is not connected in any form or way to this website. It was constructed by an individual who wants to share his personal historical research
on the History of Algonquin."


Origin of Name

First Village
Board Minutes


Historic Sites

Civil War Era

Auto Races
Hill Climbs

Algonquin Maps

Floods, Fires,

Pioneer History


Historic Calendar

Famous People



Family History



or Inquiries

Local Insects & Wildlife- Insect Images
Library School Records, McHenry County History Books ...
Maps (550 plus) Scaned Maps Glacial, Civil War, Plat Maps of Algonqin ...
Algonquin Images on Postcards (960 plus) 1905 to present
Obituaries (3,000) Genealogy resources
Interviews File (60 plus) Oldtimers
Newspaper Articles of Events in Algonquin
Auto Racing or Algonquin Hill Climbs (1906-1912)
Newspaper articles, Advertisements, Images of Cars Racing in AlgonquinDatabases Cemetery Burials Locations (Historic Cem.)
Events (45,000) Database of Events from 1800 to Present
Images of Algonquin Events (5,700) Images Founders Days, Disasters ...
Images of People (3,500) Images of Pioneers, Businessmen ...
Images of Places (4,600) Images Historical Sites, Buildings, Bridges ...
Images of Misc. (1,604) Images local Circus Residents, Organ. Cards ...
Advertisements (3,100) Images Mills (1855) to Present Businesses ...
Business Cards (950) Images 1855 Attorney to present ...
Documents (558) Images of various legal documents, Birth, Marriage ...

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