Wauconda is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 14,084. It is the site of the Wauconda Bog Nature Preserve, a National Natural Landmark.
According to local legend, Wauconda was named after an indigenous chief whose name translated to “spirit water”. Wauconda’s first school was built in 1839 and the area’s post office was moved to Wauconda on June 27, 1849, with Hazard Green becoming its first postmaster. On January 28, 2005, over 3,000 people participated in a snowball fight for ten minutes, setting a new world record for most participants in such an event.*
*Cited from Wikipedia