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The Fabyan Forest Preserve

Geneva is just a short train ride from Elmhurst



Located on the eastern edge of DuPage County and in York Township (which by the way was the original location of the Gristmill  purchased by Colonel Fabyan and brought to Geneva, IL), the first settlers to the area were members of the Pottawatomie Indian Tribe; they occupied an area along Salt Creek in the early 1800's, south of where the city would develop.  Named Cottage Hill in 1845, the city would officially become Elmhurst in 1869 with a population of perhaps 1000 residents.

With right-of-way granted to the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad, it became easier for local farmers to achieve greater access to Chicago markets.  It also allowed Chicago residents to begin to explore the beautiful "suburbs" to the west. 

Served now by Metra, access to Elmhurst is even easier -- for both residents to the west as well as the east -- and that is to everyone's good fortune, since Elmhurst has such a rich history and ambience to share.  It has much to offer:  which is why it has been a destination of choice for many, from proud Native Americans to today's residents.

Elmhurst College

Lizzadro Museum

Population: 42,762  (2000)
Elevation: 685 feet
Land area: 10.3 sq mi
Zip codes:  60126

County: DuPage




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