Introduction to Yorkville, Illinois
Yorkville was formed in 1841, and selected to a seat on the county. The first settlers came to the present-day territory of Yorkville in 1836. Initially, the village of Yorkville comprised of two towns - Bristol to the north of the Fox River, and Yorkville to the south of the river - with two separate governments. In 1957, both the towns merged to become the United City of Yorkville.
Yorkville and nearby Attractions
- Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Lyon Farm and Village
- Batavia Depot Museum
- Farnsworth House
Things To Do In Yorkville
The historic Lyon Farm and Village is close by. The Farnsworth House, built in 1951 by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is also in the area. The Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area provides outdoor activities such as fishing, boating and camping. There are several museums in and around Yorkville, including the Batavia Depot Museum, DuPage Children's Museum, and Fabyan Villa Museum. In addition, the city celebrates local festivals such as the Kendall County Fair in August, and the Promenade of the Arts Fine Arts Festival in June.
The closest airport to the city is Chicago O' Hare International Airport.
Yorkville Higher Education
Waubonsee Community College, North Central College, and University of St. Francis provide classes for higher education.