Introduction to Markham, Illinois
Markham was founded as a village in 1925, when it had approximately 300 inhabitants. Initially, it was mainly an industrial community, having a number of factories. After World War II, people began settling in the village by building their own houses, and thereby greatly increasing its population. An airport was soon constructed nearby, and the village gained recognition as a city on August 24, 1967.
Markham and nearby Attractions
- Markham Public Library
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- Prairie Creek
- Dropseed Prairie Nature Preserve
- Saint Gabriel Cemetery
Things To Do In Markham
The Dropseed Prairie Nature Preserve provides the opportunity to watch various kinds of animals and birds in their natural habitats. Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum showcases interesting exhibits regarding the history of Markham and its surrounding areas.
Chicago Midway International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Markham Higher Education
South Suburban College and Chicago State University provide higher education to the people of the city.