Sterling

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Officially established in 1857, Sterling has been a city of hardworking people, deeply rooted in local industry since that time. The community is now a strong blend of industry, commercial and retail business and residential areas.

Sterling has an abundance of recreational opportunities. The Rock River provides plenty of summertime fun for the boater, skier, paddler or fisherman. There are five golf courses in the immediate area, one of which is operated by the Sterling Park District.

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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.