Introduction to Marengo, Illinois
Marengowas originally inhabited by the Potawatami Native Americans; initially, the region was known as either "Pleasant Grove" or "Jefferson." The first settlers arrived in Marengo in 1832 and purchased land from the Potawatami tribes. The city was officially incorporated into the state in 1835, and was named "Marengo" after a town in Italy.
Marengo and nearby Attractions
- Northern Illinois Fire Museum
- Orson Rogers House
- Charles H. Hibbard House
- Marengo Ridge Golf Club
- McHenry county Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Marengo
Moraine Hills State Park and Rock Cut State Park hold various recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. The two prominent historic cities in the area are the Charles H. Hibbard House and Orson Rogers House. Museums such as the Northern Illinois Fire Museum, and McHenry county Historical Society Museum are also nearby.
Chicago O' Hare International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Marengo Higher Education
McHenry County College, Elgin Community College, and Rock Valley College are some of the nearby higher education schools.