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Early settlers in the Gurnee area came by foot, horseback, and by "Prairie Schooners" drawn by oxen or via the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. They came from the town of Warren in New York State, which was named in honor of Major General Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Warren Township, formed in 1850, was also named after him. The first settlement of Warren Township commenced in 1835 in the vicinity of the Aux Plaines River (now the Des Plaines River). Incorporated in 1928, the Village of Gurnee was the first village established in Warren Township, Lake County, Illinois. At that time, the population was only 200 and the village limits were very irregular, making up the two square miles required for incorporation. Leo Fenlon was the first mayor.


Gurnee is located in Lake County, Illinois just North of Chicago on beautiful Lake Michigan! The village borders the city of Waukegan and is considered a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Gurnee is perhaps best known for being the location of Six Flags Great America, a major regional theme park, and Gurnee Mills mall, together drawing in over 26 Million visitors annually.


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  • 387 Listings For Sale
  • $319,639 Average Listing Price
  • $148 Average Listing Price per Square Foot
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  • 8 Properties Sold

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