Hebron, Illinois

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Hebron is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 1,038.

The local high school is the smallest to win the Illinois boys' basketball championship. In 1952, with just 98 students in attendance, Alden-Hebron High School won the state title with an overtime victory over Quincy. At the time all schools, regardless of enrollment, competed for a single championship.

A town landmark is its water tower, painted to resemble a basketball to commemorate the 1952 state championship. Inside the high school, the trophy is displayed in a glass case next to the center circle was taken out as a token. Also, a book was written by Scott Johnson & Julie Kistler called, Once There Were Giants.

Medal of Honor recipient Elmer Bigelow, who died saving his ship in World War II, was born and raised in Hebron. He is buried at Linn-Hebron Cemetery northwest of town.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land. The towns high school, Alden-Hebron High School, has a football team which had a record of 8-3 in 2010 (Division 1a).

Major Streets

  • Illinois 47.svg Main Street
  • Illinois 173.svg Maple Avenue
  • Price Road
  • Bigelow Avenue


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,038 people, 390 households, and 271 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,515.9 people per square mile (589.4/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 600.2/sq mi (233.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.78% White, 0.39% African American, 0.10% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.30% of the population.

There were 390 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20.

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