Welcome to Wenona!
Greetings, and welcome to God's Country! Thank you for becoming a member of our community, or stopping for a visit. With a population of 1000, we are situated in a prime location along 1-39, nestled in the heart of Central Illinois. Wenona is close to urban areas to benefit from the social and business activities found there, but is far enough away to enjoy the quality of life found in rural communities.
Volunteerism is the heart of our community, with dedicated volunteers contributing service to our local fire department and EMT service. A number of clubs and group organizations are proud to call Wenona home, including: the Wenona Junior Woman's Club, Rotary Club, American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the 4-H Club - who continually sponsor projects and activities within the community.
Wenona is proud to provide its citizens with its small-town-living atmosphere. The facilities in the city park include tennis and basketball courts, playground equipment, a shower house for cross-country bicyclists, and a large, covered pavilion with picnic tables. During the summer months, the park is constantly busy with summer little league recreation softball and baseball games. Recently, the community has added a City Pond, open during the spring and summer months, and a historic, one-room schoolhouse, the Moore School, to areas available to community members and visitors. Wenona also prides itself in the many community activities that take place throughout the year. Taste of Wenona and Cruise Night take place in July, and a winter festival in late November are staple events each year. Our signature event, Wenona Days, is held in August where a full week of activities makes for fun for the whole family.
Wenona is a wonderful place to make a home or business. With our prime location in Central Illinois, we offer incomparable small-town living, with outstanding services and activities, making it a great place to raise a family. Despite many changes since 1853, the enduring spirit of Wenona that has been here for generations continues to be kept alive.