New Lenox

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The Village of New Lenox is the premier community located along the Lincoln Highway. Lincoln Highway provided the initial transportation and business corridor for local merchants in the early 1900’s in the Village. In recent years New Lenox has evolved into an emerging suburban community with balanced growth trends.

Numerous sites of interest exist in New Lenox. The Old Methodist Church Campground Site and Log Cabin are located along U.S. Route 30 as well as the Schmul School (one room schoolhouse relocation) project. An original Lincoln Highway Marker is located at Lincoln-Way Central High School.

From blue ribbon and gold medal schools to state championships athletic teams, New Lenox remains "The Home of Proud Americans."

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.