Introduction to Alsip, Illinois
Alsip, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Alsip has a population of 19,725.
Early white settlers arrived in this area in the 1830s. They were mostly Europeans of Dutch and German descent. Before the white settlers, this area was inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians and had been visited by French explorers and missionaries in the 15th and 16th centuries. They established a Catholic church in 1696. This village is named after an early industrialist, Frank Alsip, who established the first industries beginning with a brick factory and a clay quarry.
Alsip and nearby Attractions
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- American Police Center & Museum
- Waters Edge Golf Club
- Aquatic Park
- Apollo Park
Things To Do In Alsip
There are several parks in and around Alsip which provide ample opportunities for relaxation and recreational activities. The golf courses in the neighboring areas offer good facilities. There are museums nearby where one can get to know the local history, and several libraries which are well stocked with educational and recreational materials.
The Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.
Alsip Higher Education
Richard J. Daley College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Chicago State University offer facilities for higher education.