Introduction to Morris, Illinois
The area that is now known as Morris was first platted in 1842, and was officially incorporated in 1850. It was named after Isaac N. Morris, who was a commissioner for the Illinois & Michigan Canal. The city of Morris went on to develop into a significant regional shipping center after the I&M canal was completed.
Morris and nearby Attractions
- Gebhard Woods State Park
- Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
- Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
- Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail
- Stratton State Park
- Des Plaines Conservation Area.
Things To Do In Morris
Morris is blessed with great natural beauty. There are many parks in and around the city which offer facilities for recreational activities including play areas for kids and fields and courts for various sports. The lakes and river banks are also ideal places for rest and recreation. One can also go fishing, boating and swimming there.
Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.
Morris Higher Education
Joliet Junior College, the University of St Francis and Wabaunsee Community College are some institutions offering higher education facilities in the area.