Warren, Illinois

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Warren is a village in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,496 at the 2000 census.

Warren holds several festivals throughout the year. It was the death place of former major league outfielder Abner Dalrymple.



Captain Alexander Burnett was the first known American settler in present-day Warren; he built a log cabin at the corner of what is now the corner of Main and Water Streets in 1843.[1] In 1851 a stagecoach stop was erected on the Stagecoach Trail, the building still stands and is now serving as the Warren Community Building.[2] The village was platted in 1853 along the proposed route for the Illinois Central Railroad tracks and later growth in Warren was heavily influenced by the presence of the railroad. The main commercial district is concentrated along both sides of the railroad tracks on Main and Railroad Streets.[1] The village was officially incorporated in February 1857.[1]

The Township library was built in 1911. From 1916 to 1920, Warren had the first female Mayor in Illinois,Angela Rose Canfield.[citation needed] Baseball player Abner Dalrymple was from Warren and is buried in Elmwood cemetery.[citation needed] Warren is the hometown of independent wrestling star Justyn "Stumpy" Reifsteck


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,496 people, 622 households, and 408 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,551.1 people per square mile (601.7/km²). There were 665 housing units at an average density of 689.5/sq mi (267.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.26% White, 0.20% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

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