Lemont is a French word for “The Mountain,” and replaced other names that had been given to this area, the original being Keepataw, the name of a Pottawatomie chief whose tribe had settled here. They took trading trips between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, traveling in birch bark canoes along the Des Plaines River. Lemont evolved into a railroad community and incorporated in 1873.
Later on, limestone quarrying took over as the main economic factor. All of Lemont’s major buildings are faced with Lemont limestone. It is also referred to as “Athen’s marble,” and was the stone used to build the still-standing Chicago Water Tower.
Today, you can travel on Metra's Heritage Corridor from the Lemont station to the Union Station downtown-total 25 miles!
Lemont is close Lewis University (in the neighboring town of Romeoville). My daughter, Kasey, attended here and majored in aviation. We would wave as she flew over our home in Orland Park and tip her wing. (And we prayed she would never need to do an emergency landing on the farm field adjacent to our property.)
Lemont is home to the Argonne National Laboratory. Lemont has a great food district that includes the highly rated Gelosomos! Nearby forest preserves and waterfalls also add a sense of serenity and charm to this town with a suburban lifestyle.
As more homebuyers are looking to move further west and close to the nearby highways (I-355 and I-55), Lemont becomes a prime choice!
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