Introduction to Franklin Park, Illinois
Franklin Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 12 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 19,434 people in Franklin Park.
Franklin Park History
The first white settlers, who were of German origin, arrived in the area in the 1840s. Lesser Franklin, who settled here in the 1890s, came with the intention of developing this region into an industrial center that would blend in with residential neighborhoods. He successfully develop the area and named it Franklin. It was officially incorporated in 1892.
Franklin Park and nearby Attractions
- Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels
- Cernan Earth & Space Center
- Leaning Tower of Niles
- Friendship Park Conservatory
- Indian Boundary Golf Course
- Gouin Park
Things To Do In Franklin Park
The Village of Franklin Park provides opportunities for a diverse array of recreational activities. There are several parks in and around the village. One can also play golf at any of the golf courses in the neighborhood. Moreover, the area has many museums which shed light on the different aspects of local history.
Franklin Park Transportation
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.
Franklin Park Higher Education
Triton College, Wilbur Wright College, and Elmhurst College are a short distance away.