The symbol of Heritage and tradition

Until 1850, The Village of Wayne was an agriculture only town. Once the first development was established (a post office) in 1853, the town then began to grow. Wayne Village, Oaklawn Farm along with Dunham Castle is all part of the Historic District of Wayne. Wayne was once a leading center of horse breeding and farming research. The town was known for breeding the French Percheron Horses, which is a draft horse. Today, Wayne is still known for their horses, Dunham Woods Farm keeps the tradition alive by offering horse riding lessons to locals and non-residents. Residents of Wayne pride themselves on their community participation in local fairs and their strong sense of volunteerism. 
2010 population census 2,431

Fun Fact:
In 1937 there was a mutual agreement among landowners that the land used to build single family residences was to be on a minimum of four acres each. This agreement was upheld by the Kane Country Circuit Court in 1990. 

Things to do/Events:

- Dunham Woods Farm
- James ‘Pate’ Philip State Park
- Pratt’s Wayne Woods Forest Preserve
- The Prairie Garden and the Barbara Dunham Dole Prairie


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