South Barrington Village
South Barrington Village Hall is located at 30 South Barrington Road, South Barrington, IL 60010; phone: 847-381-7510.
The Village of South Barrington has experienced many controversies since its origin in 1959. Its actual formation as a village virtually stemmed from such a controversy. Prior to its successful incorporation as the Village of South Barrington, a somewhat secretive petition was circulated to form a village to be known as Barrington Countryside.
The primary goal of the petitioners signing such a petition was to promote higher density zoning of one-quarter acre, versus the one and five acre zoning employed by the County. Awareness of this petition was made on a Wednesday evening. By the following Sunday evening, those landowners excluded by the petition, worked with total dedication to literally create the Village of South Barrington on paper with all of the necessary petitions, maps and legal descriptions required for filing on Monday morning.
On October 26, 1959, the soon to be elected Village President, Fred Kramer, along with counsel arrived exceptionally early to gain access to the County RecorderŐs Office. The petition for South Barrington and Barrington Countryside were both stamped at 9:01 a.m. that Monday morning. The petition by South Barrington, however, was issued number one, with Barrington Countryside issued number two.