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The territory which is now the Village of Bartlett was, at various times in the past, a part of Spain, France, Virginia, England, the Northwest Territory, Indiana, the Illinois Territory, and, finally, the State of Illinois. The area was at one time a camping and hunting ground of the Pottawatomie, Ottowa, Miami, and Cherokee Indians.

The original forty acre town site was owned by Mr. Luther Bartlett, a native of Conway, Massachusetts, He came to Illinois by way of Michigan in 1844. The Bartlett family used this site as a “woodlot,” the source of their lumber for buildings and wood for fires.

In 1873, Mr. Bartlett offered the Chicago & Pacific Railroad a right-of-way through his forty acres, as well as a train station site, as an inducement to bring the railroad to the town. The first train came through Bartlett that fall.

The Village was incorporated in 1891. (The original Minutes’ books and Ordinances are on file in the Village Clerk’s office.) The Village’s first President was George Struckman, who served until 1899 and again from 1901 - 1911.

Bartlett’s population has grown from 360 in 1900, to 3501 in 1970, to 36,706 in 2000. It has grown from a forty acre town site to an area covering 14.6 square miles with over 100 miles of streets. The Village now lies in Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties.

Bartlett’s future is one of continued and controlled, well-planned growth. This growth includes an active program designed to attract business and industry to Bartlett, primarily along the western edge of the Village, and to expand the commercial and industrial tax base. Its projected population for the year 2020 is 47,500.




Village of Bartlett, 228 South Main Street, Bartlett, IL 60103   630-837-0800


The Village of Bartlett has a Mayor/Council form of government. A village clerk, six trustees and a village president are elected in nonpartisan, at-large elections. They are elected for four year terms. Elections are staggered, with three trustees elected every two years and the Village clerk and president elected every four years. Municipal elections occur in odd numbered years. In 1997 an election was held for the village clerk, village president, and three of the six trustees. In 1999 an election was held for three trustee offices. In 2001, an election will be held for village clerk, village president, and the three other trustee offices.




The Village of Bartlett is served by School District U-46, a unit school system encompassing elementary and secondary education that strives for excellence in every facet of education. Bartlett's students attend classes in six elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools including a new high school in Bartlett scheduled to open in 1997. Approximately 30,000 students are enrolled in the district's 47 schools which also serve ten other towns and villages.


School District U-46, 355 East Chicago St., Elgin  (630) 888-5000

Bartlett Park District (630) 540-4800 

Bartlett Park District

Administrative Office

696 Stearns Road

(630) 837-6568

Fax (630) 837-6608

Director Tom White


Aquatic Center

620 W. Stearns Road

(630) 372-7665 (POOL)


Apple Orchard Golf Course

696 Stearns Road

(630) 837-5292


Community/Life Center

700 S. Bartlett Road

(630) 540-4848



Bartlett Area Churches


The Alliance Church of Bartlett

430 E. Stearns Rd Phone: 372-7000

Bartlett Baptist Church

1500 W. Stearns Rd. Phone: 830-9888.

Celebration Community Church

6N181 County Farm Rd  Phone: 830-5948

Faith World Outreach Church

6 N 100 Route 59  Phone: 830-0196

Good Shepherd Methodist Church

751 W. Army Trail Rd.  Phone: 830-3003

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

1116 E. Devon Ave. Phone: 837-1166

Immanuel United Church of Christ

415 W. North Ave.  Phone: 289-1320

Living Lord Lutheran Church

1044 Congress Dr.  Phone: 830-3630

Poplar Creek Church

300 W. Schick, Box 8151  Phone: 483-1000

Resurrection Parish (Catholic)

Army Trail & Route 59, Phone: 289-5400

St. Peter Damian Catholic Church

North & Crest Avenues, Phone: 837-5411

The Village Church of Bartlett

601 W. Bartlett Rd. Phone: 289-8151

United Pentecostal Church

270 E. Schick Road  Phone: 837-9800



Bartlett Public Library


800 S. Bartlett Road

Bartlett, IL 60103

(630) 837-2855

(630) 837-2922 TDD

(630) 837-3167 FAX




The Village of Bartlett has a Metra Commuter Train Station downtown that provides transportation to downtown Chicago and other suburbs on the line. Dial-a-Ride and Dial-a-Bus service is available by contacting the township.


Distances to:

Chicago Loop - 35 miles (Driving time – 1 hour)

O'Hare Airport - 21 miles (Driving time – 35 minutes)




Total Incorporated Area

14.79 square miles or 9,478.21 acres

2000 Census:

36,706 total persons

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