Known as “The Village of Country Living,” this small, quiet town has barely changed since 1847 when trains rolled into the depot dropping off supplies to local farmers and picking up milk to carry back to Chicago. Even the town’s original one-room schoolhouse survives, now serving as the village hall. Farms still exist in this community of 2,500 people, and the village is fast becoming a favorite escape for those seeking refuge from the more crowded communities to the south. Wadsworth’s elementary and high school students attend school in neighboring Gurnee. K-8 students attend either Gurnee Grade School in District 56 or Milburn Grade School in District 24. High school students attend Warren Township High School in District 121. Rolling, open terrain surrounded by thick forests characterize the landscape of Wadsworth. Wetlands and nature preserves are found in the outlying areas.