Introduction to Harvey, Illinois
Harvey, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 17 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The city is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Harvey has a population of 30,000.
Christian leader Turlington W. Harvey founded the city of Harvey in 1891. In fact, the community was named 'Harvey' in his honor. The town was modeled after the company town of Pullman. It was initially conceptualized as a model town for Christian values and ethics.
Harvey and nearby Attractions
- Matteson Historical Museum
- South Suburban Missionary Baptist Church
- Dixie Square Mall Shopping Center
- Briggs-Ellis Park
Things To Do In Harvey
There are a number of museums near Harvey. The Matteson Historical Museum houses a variety of exhibits of local interest. The American Police Center & Museum, Midwest Carvers Museum, and Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum are also close by. The city also has a large number of beautiful churches. One can plan a day trip to Lexington Park, New Holmes Park, Lincoln Park, Briggs-Ellis Park, or Ashland Park. The Dixie Square Mall Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities to visitors.
Chicago Midway International is the local airport.
Harvey Higher Education
Higher educational institutes near Harvey include South Suburban College, Chicago State University, City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, and Prairie State College.