The early settlers of the Wadsworth area were farmers who arrived in the 1830's. A saw mill was built in 1835 on Mill Creek by a man named Jacob Miller. Other businesses that supported the farmers were feed and grain mills and blacksmith shops. A few general stores operated out of private homes. Many of the buildings in Downtown Wadsworth go back to the late 1800’s or early 1900’s.  There were grocery stores, taverns, restaurants, general stores and dance halls.  Some of these buildings are gone, but others remain, although with different uses.

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Attractions and Events

Patch 22, in Wadsworth, IL, is the area's leading children's parties and entertainment specialist serving Wadsworth and surrounding areas. We offer pony rides, petting farms, and hayrides. Van Patten Woods Forest preserve is a serene, lakeside park with hiking, cycling, horseback & cross-country ski trails, plus boat launch. Pyramid House of Gold was a collection of Egyptian furnishings, artifacts and paintings, including a reproduction of King Tutankhamen's throne; 19th C. Revival Chairs from Sam Goldwyn's Hollywood collection; more than 100 pieces of authentic Egyptian statuary; custom-made Egyptian style china and goldware; and a striking wall hanging of Tutankhamen's mask.

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Homes In Wadsworth, IL

Wadsworth is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 3,460. Wadsworth is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wadsworth offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Wadsworth there are a lot of parks. Living in Wadsworth, IL is a wonderful experience for the whole family. The town is filled with friendly people who have a strong sense of community and pride in their hometown. With its close proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee, there are plenty of attractions to visit and things to do. There are also several parks and nature trails nearby to explore as well as golf courses, fishing spots, and a variety of other recreational activities such as horseback riding. In addition, residents can enjoy a wide array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues within the town's limits. Lastly, Wadsworth offers an excellent school system providing excellent education opportunities for both children and adults.

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