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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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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

C.B. & Q Caboose -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Caboose was built in the Aurora, Illinois C.B. & Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) shops in 1918. It was used on the Fox River Line for 56 years. The Caboose was moved to Lyon Farm in 1974. 2018 marks the 100

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Corrigan Store - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

William Corrigan established an independent store known as Corrigan & Sons which operated in Plattville, Illinois from 1919 until the late 1950's. The store carried a general merchandise line, including Oliver farm machinery and agricultural implements.

Yorkville, IL Museums


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

Lena Area Historical Museum

The Lena Area Historical Museum offers a display of Lena area historical items including quilts, farm tools, clothing, milita...

The Dowling House

The Dowling House is Illinois' oldest stone structure--Galena's oldest home, built in 1826 as a trading post/residence. Furni...

Graham-Ginestra House

The Graham-Ginestra House is an 1857 Italianate limestone house with ceiling murals, parquet floors, pocket doors, stained gl...