Introduction to Frankfort, Illinois
Frankfort, Illinois, in Will county, is 9 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois, and 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Frankfort has a population of 10,391.
Frankfort Township was originally a part of the Hickory Creek Precinct. In 1850, Frankfort Township was named by Frederick Cappel after his native city, Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany. In 1855, the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad built a line through the area linking Joliet with Lake Station, Indiana. The J & NI Railroad was leased to the Michigan Central Railroad and service was implemented in July 1855. In 1879, the Village of Frankfort was incorporated.
Frankfort and nearby Attractions
- Prestwick Country Club
- Frankfort Town Center Shopping Center
- Saint Peters United Church of Christ
- Frankfort United Methodist Church
- Saint Anthony’s Church
- Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve
Things to do in Frankfort
Frankfort Town Center Shopping Center has some great deals for enthusiastic shoppers. Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve provides plenty of greenery and the opportunity to photograph wildlife in natural habitat.
Chicago Midway International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Frankfort Higher Education
Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College and Prairie State College provide higher education to the people of Frankfort.