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Hampshire is a village in Kane County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 5,563, and as of 2018 the estimated population was 6,324. Located in the northwest corner of Kane County with direct access to the I-90 corridor, Hampshire provides excellent access to Chicago and Rockford — two of Illinois three largest cities. Hampshire is conveniently located between O’Hare and Rockford International Airports and Metra’s Big Timber Train Station.

Originally known as Henpeck, the Village of Hampshire began when Zenas Allen of Vermont became its first settler in 1836. From 1837 to 1845 Henpeck existed along the Chicago – Galena Stagecoach Trail at Old State (Route 20), Big Timber, and Brier Hill Roads. Hampshire Township was organized in 1845, and the village’s name was changed to Hampshire. In 1876, the village relocated so that it could be along the Chicago-Pacific Railroad line. Hampshire was officially incorporated that same year with Samuel Rowell as its first village president. In 1893, the farming community grew to become the second largest milk producing and shipping station in Illinois. Residents have served in the civil war, and during World War II, Hampshire was chosen for a prisoner of war camp for 250 German soldiers who worked at the Inderrieden Canning Company.

Hampshire Forest Preserve

Entrance sign for Hampshire Forest Preserve in Hampshire, IL

Hampshire Forest Preserve is a playground and picnic spot for area children and adults. There are hiking trails, parking areas, shelters and restrooms throughout the preserve. There are twelve miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. There is also a model aircraft field. Most horse trails are natural surface, mowed grass paths. Limestone screenings trails and asphalt bike trails are available in some of the preserves. These are multi-use trails shared with runners, bicyclists, dog walkers etc.

Address: 44W780 Allen Rd., Hampshire, IL, 60140

Muirhead Farmhouse

Muirhead Farmhouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Hampshire IL

Muirhead Farmhouse is surrounded by nearly 800 acres of prairie. This Frank Lloyd Wright designed home offers a stunning architectural structure for tours. It is located in a rural setting just northwest of Chicago and is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime. The 3,200 sq. ft. home is an example of Wright’s Usonian architecture. Designed by Wright in 1950 and constructed between 1951 and 1953, the Farmhouse underwent an extensive restoration in 2003 and now remains in the care of the Muirhead family. The Farmhouse has been recognized by Kane County, the State of Illinois and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Address: 42w814 Rohrsen Rd., Hampshire, Illinois 60140

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch

Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch Farm Market in Hampshire IL

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard has been open since 1985. It is locally well known for the annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch, to include an apple orchard for apple picking as well. The Fall Festival offers a full day of family-friendly activities for kids and grown-ups of all ages which includes the Pumpkin Patch, a Petting Farm, Pony Rides, Camel Rides, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Express (a 1/2 mile tour will along Reinking Road and around the pond and Grandma Anna’s log cabin), a Corn Stalk Maze, Munchkin Maze, shooting gallery, Pumpkin Slide, Pig Racing, a giant umping Pillow, the famous Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, the Giraffe Barn, and a Wagon Ride.

Address: 42W813 Reinking Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140-8828