Village of Old Mill Creek, Illinois

WELCOME to the official Web site for the Village of Old Mill Creek. The Village of Old Mill Creek (settled in the mid-1830s and incorporated as a home-rule municipality in 1958) is located in North Central Lake County, Illinois—five miles south of the Wisconsin border—approximately 45 miles northwest of Chicago and southwest of Milwaukee. Bordered by the Village of Gurnee to the south, the Village of Wadsworth to the east, the Villages of Lindenhurst and Antioch to the west, and the Village of Antioch and unincorporated Lake County to the north, our approximately 6,800-acre village is home to 178 people according to the 2010 Census.

It has been said that Old Mill Creek—home of the internationally acclaimed Tempel Lipizzans and the historic Mill Creek Hunt Club—has more horses than people. Old Mill Creek has a distinct equestrian and country image, with its winding water courses, rolling hills, broad fields, and woodlands. Don’t let this bucolic, sparsely populated country image fool you, however. Many intelligent, industrious men and women from the community have made and continue to make significant contributions to the community, the county, state, and the country.

The Millburn Historic District, a 19th-century community listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the Village of Old Mill Creek. Other points of interest include Tempel Farms, Tempel Farms Organics, Martin’s General Store Museum, Millburn Cemetery, Millburn Masonic Lodge No. 127,  Millburn Congregational United Church of Christ, St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, and a number of unique specialty shops. Consider visiting our community. Attend a performance of the spectacular Tempel Lipizzans, shop in the local specialty shops, visit Martin’s General Store Museum, take a stained glass-making class at the Glass Palette, learn to play a musical instrument, or subscribe to purchase organic produce, chicken, and eggs.

The residents of Old Mill Creek value the conservation of land, energy, and natural resources and historic preservation. Village officials and consultants have planned a coordinated, environmentally sensitive community on a large scale, while preserving the natural beauty of the village, before development occurs.