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Welcome to Waterman!

oldpicwatermanIn this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.

Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.

Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.  

Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum – Organized in 1994 by a group of citizens who wanted to preserved the history of Waterman and the family heritage of this town in DeKalb County, Illinois.  The museum is open Saturday’s from 1-3pm.  Check out their facebook page!

Improvements to Muingan Park!

                         

Waterman Enhancement Group puts together new playground equipment for Muingan Park (off of Garfield St.) in Waterman!  
 
 

 

There is a beautiful walking path for you and your family to take a walk on or to just play on the new playground equipment!  Be sure to visit the park and check it out for yourself!

 

 *If you would be interested in donating to the park online, please click on this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/Muingan-Park

 

 

 

Thank you to Waterman Enchancement Group along with DeKalb County Community Foundation and many volunteers for all the hard work.  
                                                                                           
If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring more  improvements to the park, contact Peggy Rogers at plrogers50@yahoo.com or visit Waterman Enhancement Group on Facebook!