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The village of Hainesville has the distinction as the oldest incorporated town in Lake County.

Hainesville is named after Elijah M. Haines who moved to the Chicago area from New York more than 150 years ago. Haines is said to have purchased a farm in 1836 and taught school in Waukegan. And in 1846, Haines surveyed and platted Hainesville. The village was then incorporated in 1847.

A few of the housing developments include Misty Hills Farms, Deerpoint Trails, Union Square and Cranberry Lake. According to the village's website, the 2013 population was 3,688.

Grayslake Elementary School District 46, Round Lake Unit School District 116 and Grayslake High School District 127 serve the children in the community. For recreation, residents use the Grayslake and Round Lake park districts. The ball fields of the Avon Township Youth Baseball Organization sit along Hainesville Road. Businesses line Route 120 through town offering residents food, shopping and services options.

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  A snow-covered gazebo sits idle in Brittany Park in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  Grayslake Elementary School District 46 Prairieview School serves elementary students of Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  A snowman sits in one of the many housing developments in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  Homes sit along a picturesque pond in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  A Little Free Library awaits avid readers along Stillwater Drive in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  A Hainesville strip mall houses a variety of businesses. Paul Valade/
  Snow-covered mailboxes in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  Russo Power Equipment is one of the many businesses along Route 120 in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  Street signs mark an intersection in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  Union Square is one of the housing developments in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  Union Square Park is a big gathering spot in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  There are a variety of housing options in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  The Avon Township ball fields can be seen along Hainesville Road. Paul Valade/
  Hainesville is the oldest incorporated Lake County village. Paul Valade/
  Starbucks is a popular business in Hainesville. Paul Valade/
  The Hainesville Village Hall sits along Hainesville Road just north of Route 120. Paul Valade/
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