Home of the Settlers Days

In 1832 the town was purchased from the Pottawatomie Native Americans and established as a town in 1835. The small town which is located near the Kishwaukee River was originally known as Pleasant Grove. When the town first was established it started out with a windmill factory, a steam flour mill and a carriage factory. Even though the town is still considered a small, it still has seen a steady growth in its population throughout the years. Marengo is home to an award-winning high school district, a private elementary school and easy access to two and four year colleges. Marengo Park district offers many recreational and leisure activities for its residents. The town offers a 140 acre community park, a fitness center, a public pool in addition to the many recreational activities offered. A few major employers in Marengo include; Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers Americas Corporation, Danahar Motion and Engineered Polymer Solutions. 

2010 population census 7,648

Fun Fact:
The the only school designed by architect Louis Sullivan was built in Marengo (which was later demolished)

Things to do/events:

-Marengo Union Public Library
-Illinois Railway Museum
-Donley’s Old West Town
-Glo-Bowl Fun Center
-Marengo Ridge Golf Club
-Marengo Ridge Park
-Crosswinds Horse Riding Farm



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