Introduction to Calumet City, Illinois
Calumet City, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles N of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 18 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the city are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Calumet City has a population of 39,071.
Calumet City History
Calumet City was originally inhabited by the semi-nomadic Indians. The objects and artifacts of these Indians are still found in the Green Lake Woods. Earlier, the area was known as the Village of West Hammond. The Schrum Family was one of the first settlers of the area. Calumet City was incorporated on February 13, 1893. The city was named after the peace pipe of the Indians.
Calumet City and nearby Attractions
- Carver Park
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
- Bronzeville Children's Museum
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Things To Do In Calumet City
You can visit the Calumet City Public Library and Calumet City Historical Society Museums to explore the city's past. The local parks include Calumet Park, Finneran Park, Memorial Park, Blackstone Park, and Fowney Park. The Sand Ridge Nature Preserve is also worth visiting. The Green Lake offers facilities for fishing and boating. The city also has several beautiful churches such as Calumet City Church of Christ and Calumet City Bible Church.
Calumet City Transportation
Gary/ Chicago Airport is the nearest airport.
Calumet City Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by South Suburban College, Chicago State University, Prairie State College, Purdue University - Calumet Campus, University of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College, and City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy - King College.