Introduction to Steger, Illinois
Early in the area's history, John Valentine Steger purchased an area of twenty acres for the purpose of setting up a piano factory. By 1896, the region had a surge in population and was able to become officially incorporated as a village in the same year. Although the village was originally supposed to be named 'Columbia Heights', it was instead named after John Steger as he paid a substantial amount of money to the winning candidate in the elections. By 1920, the village of Steger had become the piano capital of the world.
Steger and nearby Attractions
- American Police Center and Museum
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum
- Buckley Homestead county Park
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Lemon Lake county Park
Things To Do In Steger
Museums in the area include the American Police Center and Museum, Lemont Area Historical Society, and Museum and Midwest Carvers Museum. The Chicago Portage National Historic Site, The Lemon Lake County Park, and Buckley Homestead County Park are nearby.
The Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Steger Higher Education
Higher education is available at the Prairie State College, Governors State University, and South Suburban College.