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Carol Stream is located in the state of Illinois and a village in DuPage County. The city was named after Carol Steam - the founder’s daughter. The St. John Wuhland Catholic Church was built in Gretna in 1853. When the church was closed in 1867, the St. Michael Church was opened in Wheaton in 1872, and parishioners who reside nearby and those of St. Stephen parishioners were transferred to that same parish. One of the common misconceptions regarding the municipality is that Carol Steam was named after a local minor waterway. Carol Steam was one of the few communities in the United States that took its name from the original first and last name of a living person. Although the original Carol Stream moved to Arizona as an adult and lived in the same place until her death on January 20, 2020.

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Population 40,379 (-0.20%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,646 (-13.32%)