Introduction to Northfield, Illinois
Northfield was officially incorporated as a village in 1926. Cook County was founded on January 15, 1831, and was created out of Putnam County. The county was named in honor of Daniel Cook, one of the youngest statesmen in the history of Illinois and the first Attorney General of Illinois. In 1839, DuPage County was created out of parts of Cook County.
Northfield and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Heights Historical Museum
- Millennium Park
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
- Cantigny Park
- Chicago Children's Museum
- Lincoln Park Zoo
Things To Do In Northfield
The Adler Planetarium, the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, the Leaning Tower of Niles, the Friendship Park Conservatory and the Chicago Botanic Garden are all accessible from Northfield. The Brookfield Zoo, Cosley Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium are also nearby. The Willowhill Golf Course, the Edgebrook Golf Course and the Glencoe Golf Club are some of the local golf courses. Popular local parks include the Willow Park South, Clarkson Park and Northfield Park.
Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Northfield Higher Education
Northwestern University, Oakton Community College and the School of Art Institute of Chicago are some of the local colleges and universities.