Introduction to Maywood, Illinois
Maywood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area. There are 26,987 residents in Maywood.
The Village of Maywood was founded on April 6, 1869, and organized on October 22, 1881. The community was named after May Nichols, daughter of T. Nichols, founder of the village. Maywood was home to the 33rd Tank Company, Illinois National Guard (Company B). One hundred and twenty-two men from this Company became part of the famous 192nd Tank Battalion during World War II. The notorious "Bataan Death March" in April 1942 took the lives of most of these men with only around 40 of them returning to Maywood.
Maywood and nearby Attractions
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Cernan Earth & Space Center
- Silver Creek
- Maywood Park
Things To Do In Maywood
The Chicago Portage National Historic Site is near the village of Maywood. One can also visit Unity Temple, an early 20th century church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Cernan Earth & Space Center and the Ernest Hemingway Museum are also close by. Another museum called Wonder Works offers interactive exhibits ranging from stage and costumes to outdoor explorations. In addition, one can take a look around the various beautiful churches of this village. The banks of Silver Creek and local parks, such as Maywood Park and the Memorial Park, are other popular tourist haunts.
Air transportation facilities are offered by Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Maywood Higher Education
For higher education, residents of Maywood can enroll at Triton College, City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Morton College, or Elmhurst College.