History & Genealogy of
Lemont Township
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©Kim Torp



Cities & Towns within Lemont Township:


Village of Lemont




History .....

Lemont - "A city in Cook County, 25 miles southwest of Chicago, on the Des Plaines River and the Chicago & Alton Railroad. A thick vein of Silurian limestone (Athens marble) is extensively quarried here, constituting the chief industry. Owing to the number of industrial enterprises, Lemont is at times the temporary home of a large number of workmen. The city has a bank, electric lights, six churches, two papers, five public and four private schools, one business college, aluminum and concrete works. Population of the township in 1890 was 5,539; 4,441 in 1900." Source: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois", 1901



Cemeteries.....


Bethany Lutheran, St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery, St Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery, Saint James Cemetery, Saint Matthews Cemetery, St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery



Data Online.....

1880 Mortality Census




Important Addresses.....

Lemont Public Library

50 E. Wend Street
Lemont, IL 60439

Lemont Historical Society (By Appointment Only!)
306 Lemont Street
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-2972


Some Catholic Churches in Lemont:
St. Alphonsus Parish - 215 E. Logan Street - Lemont, IL 60439 Phone: (630) 257-2414.
Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Parish (Lithuanian) - 14911 127th Street - #101 - Lemont, IL 60439 Phone: (630) 257-5613.
Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish (Polish) [opened 1884] - 608 Sobieski Street - Lemont, IL 60439 Phone: (630) 257-2776.
St. James Parish - 10600 Archer Road - Lemont, IL 60439 Phone: (630) 257-7000.


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