Introduction to Deerfield, Illinois
Deerfield, Illinois, in Lake county, is 8 miles NE of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 23 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.
The present day village of Deerfield was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Native Americans. In 1835, the area was first settled by the whites. Horace Lamb and Jacob B. Cadwell were the first settlers. They named the area "Cadwell's Corner" and during the 1840s the area was renamed "Leclair." Later on, the name of the village was changed to Deerfield, after a town in Massachusetts. The home of Lyman Wilmot in Deerfield served as the Underground Railroad stop in the 1850s.
Deerfield and nearby Attractions
- Briarwood Nature Area
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Highland Park Historical Society Museum
- The American Toby Jug Museum
- Six Flags Great America
- Wheeling Historical Museum
Things To Do In Deerfield
The outdoor museum of Deerfield Historic Village includes five historic buildings. Parks include Deer Spring Park, Woodland Park, John Blumberg Park, Cumnor Court Park, Wilmot Park, Jaycee Memorial Park, Jewett Park, and James C Mitchell Park. Nearby attractions include the Chicago Botanic Garden, Kohl's Children's Museum, and the Cuneo Museum and Gardens.
International flights are available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Deerfield Higher Education
Trinity International University is the local university. Oakton Community College and National - Louis University are also nearby.