Introduction to Inverness, Illinois
Inverness is a village in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. The area was initially known as Deer Grove, and George Ela was the first to settle in 1836. Other early settlers included Thomas Atkinson, Thomas Falls Wilson, and Ezekial Cady. Rail service was introduced around 1854, and the village was incorporated in 1962.
Inverness and Nearby Attractions
- Batavia Depot Museum
- Leaning Tower of Niles
- Cosley Zoo
- Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
- Moraine Hills State Park
- Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
Things To Do In Inverness
Inverness offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. Golf is available at Inverness Golf Club, and several parks are nearby including Millennium Park, Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, and Lincoln Park. Museums in the area include Lake County Discovery Museum, DuPage County Historical Museum, Ernest Hemingway Museum, and Saint Charles History Museum.
Air transportation is available at Chicago O'hare International Airport.
Inverness Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College, and College of Lake County.