Introduction to Carpentersville, Illinois
Carpentersville, Illinois, in Kane county, is 5 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center) and 36 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 30,586 people in Carpentersville.
Charles Valentine Carpenter and his brother Daniel were the first settlers in Carpentersville. They arrived in 1837 when Carpentersville went by the name "Carpenter’s Grove". In 1851, Charles' son, Angelo, platted the village and renamed it 'Carpentersville'. It was incorporated in the year 1887. The Illinois Iron & Bolt Company was constructed in 1864 and gradually German, Swedish, and Polish workers began arriving here.
Carpentersville and nearby Attractions
- Dundee Township Historical Society Museum
- Carpenter Memorial Hall
- Lake Marian
- Kemper Park Nature Preserve
- Meadowdale Racetrack
Things To Do In Carpentersville
The village of Carpentersville is ideally located and provides easy access to a number of museums in Kane county. Among these are the Dundee Township Historical Society Museum, Elgin Area Historical Society & Museum, Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology, and Fox River Trolley Museum. The village itself has a number of beautiful churches and park areas. The Spring Hill Center Industrial Park and the Carpenter Memorial Hall are worth paying a visit to. The shores of Lake Marian are popular tourist haunts. One can also spend a fun-filled day at the Meadowdale Racetrack or take advantage of the entertainment facilities at the Meadowdale Shopping Center, the Spring Hill Marketplace Shopping Center, the Spring Hill Mall Shopping Center, and the Huntley Square Shopping Center.
International flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Carpentersville Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by the Elgin Community College and the Mchenry County College.