Introduction to Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
Hawthorn Woods History
The Potawatomi Native Americans vacated this area in 1829 after a treaty with the United States. German immigrants began migrating here in the 1850s, and Dutch farmers soon followed them. In 1945, Matt and Germaine Larson bought a forest farm in the area, which was turned into the village hall in 1967. Hawthorn Woods was incorporated in the same year.
Hawthorn Woods and nearby Attractions
- Cuneo Museum & Gardens
- Leaning Tower of Niles
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Friendship Park Conservatory
Things To Do In Hawthorn Woods
The Cuneo Museum & Gardens, Fort Hill Heritage Museum and the Lake County Discovery Museum are all accessible from Hawthorn Woods. The Charles Gates Dawes House, Deerfield Historic Village and the Frances Willard House are all nearby as well. Local parks include the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve and the Moraine Hills State Park, among others. Other attractions in the area include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Leaning Tower of Niles and the Friendship Park Conservatory.
Hawthorn Woods Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.
Hawthorn Woods Higher Education
Colleges and universities located near Hawthorn Woods are the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Aurora University and Benedictine University.