Population – 1,459
(ACS 2013 5-Year Estimate)
In this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned tepees before their homes were built. Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835. Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870. Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.
The Village of Waterman is a participating municipality in the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone. Please visit our Enterprise Zone and Incentives pages for additional information. Waterman Zoning Map JAN2019
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