Introduction to Glencoe, Illinois
The Potawatomi Indians were the original inhabitants of Glencoe. The area was first settled in 1835 by Anson Taylor. The arrival of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad in 1855 enhanced the prospects of the village. Incorporated in 1869, the village was named after the wife of Walter S. Gurnee, the former Chicago mayor. Glencoe adopted its first zoning code in 1921.
Glencoe and nearby Attractions
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Glencoe Historical Society Museum
- Morton Grove Historical Museum
- Illinois Beach State Park
- Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
- Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Things To Do In Glencoe
While in Glencoe one can pay a visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. The North Field Park, Linden Park, Watts Park, and Shelton Park are some of the local parks. The Skokie Country Club, Lake Shore Country Club, and Glencoe Golf Club are several excellent golf courses in the area. History buffs can visit the Morton Grove Historical Museum, the Wilmette Historical Museum, and the Deerfield Historic Village.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a short distance away.
Glencoe Higher Education
National - Louis University, Northwestern University, and Trinity International University are nearby.