Sycamore IL

Sycamore IL is located along Illinois Route 64. Its total area is 25.30 Km2. This city is northwest of Chicago and southeast of Rockport.

The terrain of Sycamore IL is gently rolling, heavily forested and has rich soil. It is a great place for agriculture.

The commercial district of Sycamore IL starts at the intersection of Illinois Route 23 with route 64 and ends as Center Cross Road.

History of Sycamore IL

Sycamore IL original name was Orange. This city has a rich history spanning for close to two centuries.  Incorporation of Sycamore IL as a village happened in 1858. City incorporation of Sycamore IL took place in 1869.

The first European settlement in Sycamore IL happened in 1835. The earliest European settlers settled along the northern bank of Kish River.

Sycamore IL Sites to See

 1. Midwest Museum of National History

This 128-year old building has sophisticated climate controls that help in the preservation of museum specimens. It also has offices, classrooms and collection storage.

This museum is home to a wide range of live arthropods, fish, amphibians and reptiles. It also has three-dimensional full size models (dioramas) of over a hundred animals.

2. The DeKalb County Courthouse (Illinois)

This is located in the city of Sycamore IL. It faces Illinois Route 64. Construction of the present courthouse happened in 1905. This courthouse has hosted many trials for a period spanning over a 100 years.

The DeKalb County Courthouse features an amazing architectural style. Noticeable features include a pediment, columns and stained glass. The rear side of the courthouse resembles a temple.

3. Sycamore History District

Sycamore Historic District is an architectural interesting area of Sycamore IL that has more than 200 individual properties. This district joined the American National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

4. Sycamore Community Golf Course

5. Ellwood House Museum and Park

Population of Sycamore IL

The population of Sycamore IL has grown steadily since the 19th century. In 1840, Sycamore IL only had 12 houses. This increased to 18 houses by 1844. There was marked population increase between 1848 and 1851. By 1851, there were over 430 households.

Sycamore IL population as at 1900 was 3,653. This increased to 5,912 by 1950. From 1950 to 2000, the population has more than doubled.

As per the census of 2000, there were 4,692 households in Sycamore IL. This represented 3,148 families and a population of 12,020. Of the 4,692 households, 53.9% were married couples and 36.6% had children below 18 years.

The racial makeup of Sycamore IL as of 2000 census was divided into 93.39% White, 4.27% Hispanic/Latino of any race, 2.74 % African American, 0.83% Asian, 0.22% Native American, 1.24% from more than two races, 1.56% other races and 0.02% Pacific Islander.

The average family size in Sycamore IL according to 2010 census was 3.13 while the average household size is 2.54. The census showed that only 3.7 % of Sycamore Illinois population was living below the poverty line.

Things to Do In Sycamore IL


• Guided Walk Tours

During the summer, you can enjoy guided walking tours in Sycamore History District courtesy of the Sycamore Historical Society. A local historian will offer you all the necessary guidance.

• Be Part of The Pumpkin Festival

The annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival usually attracts thousands of tourists from different parts of the United States. It features a parade, a carnival among other activities.

• Savor & Sip

Enjoy sweat treats and bakeries in Sycamore IL. You will easily find a restaurant that serves your favorite cuisine.  There are good coffee shops, delis and bars in Sycamore IL.

• See

See the best of nature in Sycamore IL. Watch great works of art in Sycamore IL theaters and auditoriums.

The true heart of the Midwest is Sycamore IL. This city is easily accessible to nearby towns and cities. Sycamore IL is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.Type your paragraph here.

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