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McHenry

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McHenry is a city in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The 2010 U.S. census reported its population at 26,992. McHenry was at one time the county seat of McHenry County, which once included adjoining Lake County to the east. McHenry took its name from McHenry County, which was named for Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter.McHenry is surrounded by natural lakes and streams, grassy moraine hills, gravel banks and shallow nutrient-rich peat bogs, remnants of receding glaciers from the last ice age. Moraine Hills State Park and Volo Bog State Natural Area preserve some of these unique natural features.GeographyMcHenry is located 60 miles northwest of Chicago in northern Illinois on the Fox River. According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of, of which (or 97.10%) is land and (or 2.90%) is water. McHenry lies within the watershed of the Fox River, and its downtown area is situated on that river.Major streets 20px Richmond Road/Elm Street/Front Street 20px Elm Street Ringwood Road Ridge Road Curran Road Bull Valley Road McCullom Lake Road Crystal Lake Road Green Street Charles J Miller Road Chapel Hill Road River Road Draper Road Martin Road Riverside Drive Pearl Street Lincoln RoadDartmoor Drive
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