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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Warrenville is approximately 11,333 (1990), 13140 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,126 (1990), 4890 (2010).
The amount of land area in Warrenville is 13.803 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.307 sq kilometers.
The distance from Warrenville to Washington DC is 645 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 161 miles. (as the crow flies)
Warrenville is positioned 41.82 degrees north of the equator and 88.18 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

In 1833, Julius Morton Warren, his parents and family settled in what would later become Warrenville. Julius took the land on both sides of the river and designed a village at the bend. Within a year, he built a saw mill on the river and also a boarding house for the workers. Warren convinced many of his friends to join him here and by 1835, he had a growing settlement. Known by all as "The Colonel," Julius also built a tavern with a ballroom. Weekend dances brought people from all over the area to Warrenville.

In 1947, a grist mill was built by Warren Smith, his son, Franklin, and Alvah Fowler, his father-in-law. Between the saw mill and the grist mill, business prospered here. Once the Chicago-Southwestern Plank Road was approved in 1849, the Colonel began a stagecoach line. Though the businesses did well, the social and cultural life was good and it began to have a good reputation as an area, the growth in Warrenville was slow. Colonel Warren was elected to the state legislature for the 1844-45 term and again in 1852.

In the mid-1800's, Warrenville had a population of just 250 people. Of those, 50 young men left to fight in the Civil War. Only 33 returned from the war! After many attempts by Warren and later by a leading citizen, William Manning, the railroad finally laid track through Warrenville in 1901, about the same time the first autos were appearing. By 1906, Warrenville began to grow and people began to talk about incorporating. This didn't happen overnight, however. The first try was in 1927 and it was defeated. Finally in 1967, after 6 previous attempts, the voters approved incorporation for Warrenville. By this time, the population was nearly 4,000. By 1980, the population had nearly doubled to 7,800. In 2000, there are over 12,000 residents in Warrenville.
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A beautiful community with many wonderful events throughout the year. Friendly people and the quality of life rarely found, that's Warrenville.

Warrenville Historical Museum
Phone: 630-393-4215
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Warrenville City Government

City Hall
Office Phone: 630-393-9427

Mayor: Vivian M. Lund (2-2001)

Warrenville Youth and Family Services
Phone: 630-393-7057

Warrenville Post Off

Warrenville Chamber

Warrenville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 432
28 W 575 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: 630-393-9080
Fax: 630-393-9171

Warrenville Organizations

Warrenville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 432
28 W 575 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: 630-393-9080
Fax: 630-393-9171

Warrenville Libraries

Warrenville Public Library
Phone: 630-393-1171 Warrenville


The population of Warrenville was:
1850 - 250
1967 - 4,000
1980 - 7,800
1990 - 11,333
2000 - 12,000

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