Introduction to Hinsdale, Illinois
Hinsdale, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Hinsdale has a population of 17,349.
The village of Hinsdale was first settled after 1833. At that time, the area ran along Old Plank Road and was known as Brush Hill. Around 1851, Ben Fuller renamed the area Fullersburg. The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad first entered the village in 1864. The village was rechristened Hinsdale in honor of H.W. Hinsdale, an early director of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Hinsdale was incorporated as a village in 1873. Judge Joel Tiffany became the first village president.
Hinsdale and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- American Police Center & Museum
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- DuPage Children's Museum
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
Things To Do In Hinsdale
The village of Hinsdale offers facilities for a number of recreational activities. The Legge Memorial Park, Merlin Park, Robbins Park, Peirce Park, and Brook Park are worth visiting. There are several churches in the village including Hinsdale Baptist Church, Union Church of Hinsdale, Hinsdale United Methodist Church, and Unitarian Church of Hinsdale. The Westmont Park District, Kiddieland Amusement Park, and Brookfield Zoological Park are also very close to the village.
international flights are available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Hinsdale Higher Education
Elmhurst College, Moraine Valley Community College, and College of Dupage are nearby.