Introduction to Bartonville, Illinois
Bartonville, a village in Peoria county, is a part of the Peoria Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. The first white men to arrive in the area were Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet. The area soon became a French colony, incorporated into the state in 1850 under the name "Limestone;" this name was inspired by the huge repository of limestone in the northern part of the village. Around 1878, a post office was opened and named in honor of W.C.H. Barton, an early settler. The village was renamed "Bartonville" in the same year.
Bartonville and nearby Attractions
- Pettengill Morron House
- George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden
- Glen Oak Zoo
- Madison Park Golf Course
- John C. Flanagan House Museum
Things To Do In Bartonville
Bartonville houses the Pettengill Morron House, which was built in 1868 by Moses Pettengill; the house holds a museum. Nearby is are George L. Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden and The Glen Oak Zoo. Madison Park Golf Course is the city's closest golf course.
The closest airport to the city is Greater Peoria Regional Airport.
Bartonville Higher Education
Higher education is available at Bartonville are Bradley University, Illinois Central College, and Illinois State University.