History & Genealogy of
Maine Township
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Cities & Towns within Maine Township:


City of Des Plaines -
City of Park Ridge
Village of Rosemont




History .....

Des Plaines, a village of Cook County, at the intersection of the Chicago & NOrthwestern and the Wisconsin Central Railroads, 17 miles northwest from Chicago; is a dairying region. 1880 Population [was] 818; 1890 [population was] 986; 1899 [population was] 1,666. Source: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1901".

Park Ridge
, a suburban village on the Wisconsin Division of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, 13 miles northwest of Chicago. Population [in] 1880: 457. 1890: 987; 1900: 1,340 Source: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1901".



Cemeteries.....

All Saints, Ridgewood



Important Addresses.....

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-827-5551



Des Plaines Historical Society & Museum
789 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, IL
847-391-5399



Park Ridge Library
20 S. Prospect, Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-3123, FAX: (847) 825-0001


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