Introduction to Bartlett, Illinois
The area now known as Bartlett was originally a hunting ground of the Ottowa, Cherokee, Pottawatomie, and Miami Native Americans. Luther Bartlett, who was a native of Conway, Massachusetts, was one of the early settlers of the area. Bartlett purchased the 40 acre town site in 1844. In fact, the area was named after Bartlett when he offered land to the Chicago and Pacific Railroad. Bartlett was incorporated in 1891 and George Struckman became the first village president.
Bartlett and nearby Attractions
- Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Fox River Trolley Museum
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Cosley Zoo
- Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology
Things To Do In Bartlett
In Bartlett, you can enjoy boating and fishing on Island Lake. The Winding Creek Commons Park, Bartlett Park, Oak Park, Ruzicka Memorial Park, Newport Park, Humbracht Park, Leiseburg Park, Beaver Pond Park, and Prairieview Park are also worth visiting. The village has a number of churches such as Alliance Church of Bartlett, Village Church of Bartlett, and Bartlett Baptist Church. In addition, you can enjoy shopping at the Bartlett Commons Shopping Center, Bartlett Plaza Shopping Center, and Bartlett Orchards Shopping Center.
International air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Bartlett Higher Education
The nearby colleges are Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, and Wheaton College.