Naperville, Illinois - Facts & Figures
Following the news of the Indian Creek massacre during the Black Hawk War, these settlers were temporarily displaced to Fort Dearborn for protection from an anticipated attack by the Sauk tribe. Fort Payne was built at Naper's Settlement, the settlers returned and the attack never materialized. The Pre-Emption House was constructed in 1834, as the Settlement became a stage-coach stop on the road from Chicago to Galena.
Reconstructions of Fort Payne and the Pre-Emption House stand as part of Naper Settlement outdoor museum village, which was established by the Naperville Heritage Society and the Naperville Park District in 1969 to preserve some of the community's oldest buildings.
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- Population: 147,122
- Industries: Professional Scientific, Tech Services; Health care & Social Assistance and Manufacturing
- Area Codes: 630, 331
- ZIP Codes: 60440, 60490, 60540, 60563, 60564, 60565, 60566, 60567
- Surrounding Cities: Warrenville, IL , Lisle, IL , Eola, IL , Valley View, IL , Fox Valley, IL