Introduction to Dolton, Illinois
Dolton was originally inhabited by the Miami and Illinois Native Americans. The area was first settled in by the whites around 1835. George Dolton was one of the early settlers. Dolton and J. C. Matthews, who settled in the village in 1836, operated a ferry until 1842. A toll bridge was built in 1842 and continued its operations until 1856. The Village of Dolton was incorporated in 1892 and named after the sons of George Dolton.
Dolton and nearby Attractions
- Palmer Park
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- Hollywood Park - Crestwood
- Bronzeville Children's Museum
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Things To Do In Dolton
While in Dolton, you can visit Needles Park and Dolton Park. Fishing can be enjoyed on the Little Calumet River, Cottage Grove Lake, and Victory Lake. The Ada Park, Mann Park, Carver Park, and Foster Park are also nearby. You can also plan a day trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and Bronzeville Children's Museum. In addition, the village of Dolton organizes a number of special events and recreational programs all through the year.
Air transportation is available from Gary/ Chicago Airport.
Dolton Higher Education
South Suburban College, City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College, and Chicago State University are nearby.