History & Genealogy of
Wheeling Township
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Cities & Towns within Wheeling Township:

Cemeteries in Wheeling Township .....
Randhill Park Cemetery & Shalom Memorial Park, Wheeling Cemetery, Arlington Heights Cemetery, Elk Grove Cemetery, Memory Gardens Cemetery, Saint Marys Cemetery, Saint Paul Cemetery

History .....

Arlington Heights
- "formerly Dunton, a village of Cook County, on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, 22 miles northwest of Chicago; is in a dairying district and has several cheese factories, besides a sewing machine factory, hotels and churches, a graded school, a bank and one newspaper. Population (1880), 995; (1890), 1,424; (1900) 1,380. Source" "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois", 1901

Busse Woods
Back in 1925, Commissioner William Busse had elk brought in by train from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Nowadays, you can see descendants of that herd in the NW corner of Higgins & Arlington Heights. Their pasture is fenced in along the bike/walking trail and is a popular spot for families and people walking their dogs. Most of the time it's easy to catch a glimpse of the elk when driving by. However, their pasture is about 15 acres, and sometimes they draw back into the trees.

Important Addresses.....

Arlington Heights Historical Society
110 W. Fremont St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 North Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Indian Trail Public Library
355 S. Schoenbeck Rd.,
Wheeling, IL

Mount Prospect Historical Society
101 South Maple St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Mount Prospect Public Library
852 Feehanville Drive (temporary location)
(847) 253-5675

10 South Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Prospect Heights Library District
12 N. Elm St.
Prospect Heights

Wheeling Historical Society
Wheeling Park District
PO Box 3
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 537-2930 (Park District)

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