Introduction to Sycamore, Illinois
Sycamore, Illinois, in De Kalb county, is 20 miles W of Elgin, Illinois and 53 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Sycamore has a population of approximately 12,020.
The first European settlers of this area arrived in 1835, who settled along the north bank of the Kishwaukee River, which was at that time known as the Sycamore River. The town was originally platted by a man named Christian Sharer. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1858 and went on to become a city in 1869.
Sycamore and nearby Attractions
- Ellwood House Museum and Park
- Kishwaukee Country Club
- Katz Park
- Sycamore Community Golf Course
- Great Western Nature Trail
- Russell Woods Forest Preserve
Things To Do In Sycamore
The Sycamore Pumpkin festival is a famous local celebration which attracts thousands of people from the region. The Sycamore Historical District also has some very interesting architecture. It has more than 200 individual properties, and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Greater Rockford Airport is the nearest major airport.
Sycamore Higher Education
Northern Illinois University, Kishwaukee College and Waubonsee Community College provide facilities for higher education.