Introduction to Lynwood, Illinois
Lynwood was established in 1959. It is located in Cook County, which was founded in 1831 out of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois State Legislature. Cook County was the fifty fourth county to be established in the state of Illinois. It was named in honor of Daniel Cook, one of the youngest and earliest statesmen in the history of Illinois. In 1839, a part of Cook County was carved out to form the DuPage County.
Lynwood and nearby Attractions
- Deep River Waterpark
- Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
- DuSable Museum of African-American History
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Things To Do In Lynwood
Local museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the DuSable Museum of African-American History, the Smart Museum of Art, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum. Local parks include the William W. Powers State Recreation Area, Lemon Lake County Park, Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve and Buckley Homestead County Park. Churches in the area include the Calvin Reformed Church, the Lynwood Christian Reform Church and Bethany Reform Church.
Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.
Lynwood Higher Education
Chicago State University, Prairie State College, Northwestern University and Governors State University are some of the local colleges and universities.