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Wauconda is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,448 at the 2000 census, estimated to be 12,614 in 2006, and is projected to reach 13,811 by 2011.

Traditions say that Wauconda was named for an Indian Chief by that name, who is buried somewhere on the southern bank of Bangs Lake, where the town hall was later built. The word translated from its Indian language means Spirit Water.

When the first settlers arrived there were no Indians, as they had moved westward. In 1840, a remnant of the Winnebago tribe lived on the shores of the Fox River and came to Wauconda to trade. Several Indian mounds were found near here, and it is probable there was an encampment at Slocum Lake. In 1836, Elihu Hubbard built a log cabin on the bank of the lake. In 1848, Justus Bangs, the first settler, built a home where the town hall now stands, and it was for him the lake was named. Wauconda was organized in 1849, and the first town meeting was held the first Tuesday in April, 1850. Most of the early settlers came from New England and New York.

They came by covered wagon and some came through the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. The first main street ran along the bank of the lake and the streets leading into it were lanes. They used to ford the inlet and outlet of the lake.

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The stage route from Chicago to Janesville, Wisconsin went through Wauconda. Ambrose Bangs drove the stage from Chicago to Janesville for eight years. It took him one week to make the round trip. The first post office was at Slocum Lake, but the settlement did not prosper so on June 27, 1849, it was moved to Wauconda. The first postmaster at Wauconda was Hazard Green. The first Baptist church was organized in the fall of 1838 by Elder Joel Wheeler of McHenry. A church was built by the Methodists in 1856 on the Common and was occupied by both Methodists and Baptists on alternate Sundays until February 1870, when the Baptists organized and in the summer of 1870 built a church at the cost of $5,500.00, dedicated October 30, 1870, free of debt.

The Methodist church was organized Sept. 3, 1852, under the direction of Rev. C. French. A Roman Catholic church was built in 1877, and the first trustees were: James Murray, Charles Davlin, Felix Givens, Hugh Davlin, and Owen McMahon. The first priest was Father O'Neil. The church, like so many christian churches, has had several cases of child molestation. There was a saw and grist mill at the foot of Mill street near the lake. It burned in 1906. There was a brick yard on the Cook farm and another one on the Kent property on Maple avenue.

A limestone kiln was located on the bank of the lake on Kimball's property. At one time limestone was a very profitable business and there was an abundance around Wauconda. There was a foundry and blacksmith shop where Farman's house now stands.

Illinois Cities in Which We Have Performed Wedding Photography
Below is a partial list of cities in which we have performed wedding photography:
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Highland Park
Hoffman Estates
Lake Bluff
Lake Zurich
Lake in the Hills
Melrose Park
Morton Grove
Mount Prospect
North Aurora
North Chicago
North Riverside
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Orland Hills
Orland Park
Palos Heights
Park Forest
Park Ridge
Prospect Heights
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The town of Wauconda, Illinois is one of our most favorite towns in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful town of Wauconda gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

In addition to Wauconda, other favorite towns we have enjoyed performing wedding photography in include: Chicago, Lombard, Joliet, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Oakbrook.

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We have several specials currently being offered for Wauconda Weddings. See our pricing page for our current specials as well as pricing for:

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