The Cary Grove Historical Society unveiled a sculpture of the village's founder, William Dennison Cary, on Sunday at Jaycee Park.
Although the founder came to the area in the 1840s, the village was not incorporated until 1893, historical society president Pamela J. Losey has said.
Cary plated his land in 1856, and it later was incorporated as Cary Station, she said. William Cary was a farmer by trade and owned a corn mill, Losey said.
He was born in 1808 in Sandy Creek, New York, and died in 1861.