Historical Essays of Libertyville


The following essays were written by local historian C. E. Carroll in the 1950s. Mr. Carroll's love for Libertyville and its history were known throughout the county, and his pride in his community echoes in his writing.

Mr. Carroll's essays are reprinted here with the permission of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society. The essays are made available on this website for informational purposes only. Any questions regarding these essays should be directed to the Libertyvill-Mundelein Historical Society, 413 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois, 60048.

The Booms

Cook Park

Early Settlers


The German Settlers

The Growing Years

Improvements of Milwaukee Avenue

The Lake County Fair

The Methodist Church

The Post Office


Spring Water