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Yorkville, Illinois

Yorkville, Illinois

Yorkville is known as the city with a "river in its heart," as the Fox River continues to be an anchor and cornerstone for the city's recreational opportunities. Canoeing, kayaking and picnicking are popular weekend activities for residents and visitors alike.

Yorkville is located approximately 50 miles west of Chicago and has all the characteristics of small town charm near big city amenities. It is because of the city's quaint charm and easy accessibility that many families find the safe and inviting community a place for fine educational and recreational opportunities. Cycling, canoeing, hiking and community events are summertime favorites in the United City of Yorkville. The community that embraces the past in the Historical Society's Lyon Farm Complex, also looks forward to the future with growth and expanded opportunities.

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Union School - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Union School, District No. 42, was built in 1847 by subscription. It was originally located on Wheeler Road in Nau-Au-Say Township. Pupils came from as far away as Plattville, 4

Yorkville, IL Historic Schoolhouses


Seward Town Hall - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Seward Town Hall was built in 1876 and 1877 at a cost of $500.00. It stood on the east bank of Au Sable Creek facing Route 52. In addition to serving as a town hall it was used as a Congregational Church, basketball hall and band practice site. It was moved to Lyon Farm in 1976

Yorkville, IL Museums

Bristol-Kendall Fire Department Firehouse -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The village of Yorkville mentions a fire department in a note dated July 1877, directing 2 trustees to buy fire equipment. The fire house was built in 1888, 2

Yorkville, IL Historic Buildings

Chapel On The Green

Yorkville, Illinois is the county seat of Kendall County in which is located the oldest church building in the county, The Chapel On The Green. Dating back to 1855, the Chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899

Yorkville, IL Historic Churches

Things to do near Yorkville, IL

German Valley Historical Museum

The German Valley Historical Museum features displays relating to the history of German Valley, including items from the Ostf...

Sycamore Winery

Welcome to the Sycamore Winery. We are committed to making the finest wine at reasonable prices. Many of our wines feature pi...

Freeport Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Jane Addams International Peace Garden

Jane Addams International Peace Garden honors Rockford College alumna and Nobel laureate, Jane Addams. Located at Fisher Chap...

Rockford Symphony Orchestra

The Rockford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of 1999 Illinois Conductor of the Year Steven Larson, presents concerts,...