Introduction to Long Grove, Illinois
Long Grove History
Long Grove is a village in Lake County, which was founded in 1839 and was initially part of McHenry County. It was named after a grove of hardwood trees and was first settled by George Ruth and his family. The area became a flourishing village in the 1800s and the first post office, named Muttersholz, was established in 1847. The area has a strong German influence because of German immigrants who arrived in the early 1800s.
Long Grove and Nearby Attractions
- Deerfield Historic Village
- Frances Willard House
- Leaning Tower of Niles
- Moraine Hills State Park
- Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
- Lincoln Park Zoo
Things To Do In Long Grove
Long Grove has numerous historical sites nearby such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home, the Charles Gates Dawes House, and the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Other museums near Long Grove include Haines House Museum, Chicago Children's Museum, Wilmette Historical Museum, and Saint Charles History Museum. Long Grove Confectionery Chocolate Factory Tours are one of the major attractions in the area. Nearby parks include Heron Creek Forest Preserve, Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve, Reed Turner Woodland, and Buffalo Creek Park. The local festivals at Long Grove include Irish Days, Long Grove Art Festival, and the Apple festival.
Long Grove Transportation
Chicago O'hare International Airport is nearby.
Long Grove Higher Education
Colleges close to Long Grove are College Of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College, and Trinity International University.