Introduction to Barrington, Illinois
Barrington, Illinois, in Lake county, is 8 miles NW of Palatine, Illinois, and 35 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Barrington has a population of 10,168.
Robert Campbell, a civil engineer working for the Fond du Lac line, purchased a farm two miles northwest of Deer Grove in the mid 1800s. He platted a community there in 1854. He later named this community Barrington, after the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the original home of a number of farmers living in the area.
Barrington and nearby Attractions
- Thunderbird Country Club
- Barrington Area Historical Society
- Health World Children's Museum
- Lake Louise
- Evergreen Cemetery
- Langendorf Park
Things To Do In Barrington
Thunderbird Country Club provides some great recreational facilities to visitors. Barrington Area Historical Society and the Health World Children's Museum are well-known for their cultural attractions. North Side Park, Ron Beese Park and Langendorf Park all offer recreational facilities.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities to residents of Barrington.
Barrington Higher Education
William Rainey Harper College, McHenry County College and the College of Lake County provide higher education to the people of Barrington.