Marengo, Illinois

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Marengo is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,355 at the 2000 census.



Marengo is located at 42°15′3″N 88°36′18″W / 42.25083°N 88.605°W / 42.25083; -88.605[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), all of it land.

Major Streets

  • US 20.svg Grant Highway
  • Illinois 23.svg State Street
  • Illinois 176.svg Telegraph Street
  • Deerpass Road
  • 8th Avenue
  • East Street
  • Prospect Street
  • Maple Street


The land which was to become Marengo (but was originally known as Pleasant Grove, and sometimes called Jefferson) was purchased from the Potowatami Native Americans in 1832 and Marengo was established as a township in 1835.[citation needed] In addition the only school designed by architect Louis Sullivan was built in Marengo (it was demolished in 1993 to build a McDonald's).[citation needed]

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