II. Local Histories
Local Histories have been written on the following communities and may be available in various public libraries. All are available in the McHenry County Historical Society research library.
Fox River Grove:
Bibliography of Reference Materials for McHenry County History provided by the McHenry County Historical Society
This bibliography is designed for teachers interested in incorporating local McHenry County history into classroom teaching and others doing McHenry County research. It is by no means complete but it does include resources generally found in area libraries and the MCCD Research library. The McHenry County Historical Society research library contains most of what is listed plus many more documentary records. In some instances books may be purchased. They will be denoted with an asterisk.
Early plat books and all the county-wide history books listed patrons or contained biographical material that was paid for by the patron. Not finding a family biography in such books only means they didn’t pay to be listed.
The drawback to much of this material, except for those things that may be purchased, is that they are considered reference material. Originally all the history and plat books were available for sale. Most are now out of print. Please contact the McHenry County Historical Society at 815-923-2267 or www.mchsonline.org for other sources of information including a list of the members of the McHenry County Joint Council of Historic Groups.
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