Introduction to Midlothian, Illinois
Midlothian, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 16 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,315 people in Midlothian.
The area now known as Midlothian was initially a milk stop along the Rock Island Railroad. One of the early names of this region was 'Rexford Crossing.' It was later renamed Midlothian after an ancient borough in Scotland. A group of wealthy Chicago industrialists arrived in this area in 1900. Soon after, passenger trains started running through the area, which brought large numbers of people in its wake. Land developers had begun arriving by 1915, and farms were turned into land for housing developments. The Village of Midlothian was officially incorporated on March 17, 1927.
Midlothian and nearby Attractions
- Matteson Historical Museum
- Midlothian Village Hall
- Concordia Lutheran Church
- Bremen Heights Park
Things To Do In Midlothian
While in Midlothian, one can visit any of the many nearby museums, including the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Midwest Carvers Museum, the American Police Center & Museum and the Matteson Historical Museum. Among the local attractions are the Midlothian Village Hall, the Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, the Concordia Lutheran Church and the Midlothian Bible Church. The Midlothian Country Club, the Bremen Heights Park and the Memorial Park offer a host of recreational opportunities for the enjoyment of the visitors. The village also hosts the annual Scottish Fair & Celtic Celebration which features a number of events like dances, games, and performances by Celtic bands.
International flights are available from the Chicago Midway International Airport.
Midlothian Higher Education
For higher education, residents of Midlothian can enroll at the City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College, the Chicago State University, the City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, and the South Suburban College.