Introduction to Macomb, Illinois
The city of Macomb was first settled in 1829 and was initially known as Washington. It was officially incorporated in 1830 and the name was changed to Macomb in the honor of Gen. Alexander Macomb. The Northern Cross Railroad first entered the city in 1855. The Western Illinois State Normal School, which became Western Illinois University, was established in 1899. The Macomb and Western Illinois Railroad was built in 1903.
Macomb and nearby Attractions
- Western Illinois Museum
- Bailey House
- Argyle Lake State Park
- Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
- Davy Crocket Birthplace State Park
- Anderson Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Macomb
During a visit to Macomb, you can visit the Geology Museum, University Art Gallery Museum, and the Old Bailey House. The Argyle Lake State Park, Chandler Park, Spring Lake Park, Compton Park, Lakeview Nature Center, and Macomb Park District are also worth visiting. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure hours at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course and O. L. Champion Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Southeast Iowa Regional Airport.
Macomb Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Western Illinois University, Illinois Central College, and Augustana College.