Introduction to Montgomery, Illinois
The first European settler in this area was Jacob Carpenter, who arrived in 1832. Daniel Gray is credited with establishing the village, which he did in 1835. He named it Montgomery after Montgomery County, New York. Gray started several businesses in the area, including a gristmill that is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Montgomery was incorporated as a village in 1858.
Montgomery and nearby Attractions
- Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
- Farnsworth House
- Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
- Hollywood Casino Aurora
- Gaylord Building
Things To Do In Montgomery
The Fox River and its surrounding parks are popular local recreational spots. The Hollywood Casino Aurora is located nearby as well. Local museums and historic sites include the Gaylord Building, the Farnsworth House and Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.
Montgomery Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Aurora University and Benedictine University.