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Heritage Marker Program

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The Hanover Township Heritage Marker program began in April of 2011 to recognize and promote the many historic locations in Hanover Township. 

See a list of the current Heritage Markers below and click on the marker name for more information.

Do you have an idea for a Heritage Marker in Hanover Township? Please send us an email to or give us a call at 847-888-8329.

Dedicated: June 18, 2016

The marker commemorates the Izaak Walton League Lodge, located in Elgin, Illinois.

Built in 1939, the lodge of the Elgin Chapter of the Izaak Walton League was constructed for the use and enjoyment of adult outdoorsmen and women for conservation education, fishing and youth activities. In 1945 it became the charter organization for scouting in Elgin and Hanover Township and is currently the home of Boy Scout Troop 10.

Throughout its history, the lodge has been the host site for countless groups participating in creek restoration projects and has served as a community hall for the residents of Elgin and Hanover Township.

The Chapter donated the lodge and 11 acre property to Hanover Township in 2013, establishing a permanent Township presence in the Elgin community.

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