Introduction to Crete, Illinois
The village of Crete was established by Willard Wood and Vermonters Dyantha in 1836 as Wood’s Corner. Crete houses the Bible League’s International Headquarters. Will County was founded in 1836 and named in honor of Dr. Conrad Will, a local politician and businessman. Dr. Will was also a member of the legislature of Illinois and the first Illinois Constitutional Convention.
Crete and nearby Attractions
- Matteson Historical Museum
- Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum
- Buckley Homestead County Park
Things To Do In Crete
Local parks include the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, Lemon Lake County Park, Buckley Homestead County Park and Oak Ridge Prairie County Park. Local museums include the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Matteson Historical Museum, the Frankfort Historical Museum and the Midwest Carvers Museum. The Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium are accessible from Crete as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at Deer Creek Golf Club, Tuckaway Golf Club or at the Hidden Meadows Golf Club.
Air transportation is available from Chicago Midway International Airport.
Crete Higher Education
Nearby colleges are Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Chicago State University and Indiana University-Northwest.