Introduction to Lemont, Illinois
The village of Lemont was settled in 1836, when the Illinois and Michigan Canal was being planned and constructed. The village was created to provide support services that were required in the construction of the canal. Limestone quarrying became the main industry of Lemont, and contributed significantly in its development. Many of the earlier buildings were built from limestone and exist to this day. Lemont was officially incorporated in 1873.
Lemont and nearby Attractions
- Illinois & Michigan Canal
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Slovenian Cultural Center
- Lemont's Heritage Quarries Recreation Area
- Big Run Golf Course
- Palos Hills Lake
Things To Do In Lemont
The Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, which is the home of PGA tour’s BMW Championship, is located in Lemont. There are thousands of acres of forest preserves surrounding Lemont, which have about 65 miles of biking and hiking trails.
Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Lemont Higher Education
Lewis University, Benedictine University and Moraine Valley Community College are some of the educational institutions around the area.