Hinckley Village in Illinois

Hinckley is a village in Squaw Grove Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, United States

Hinckley Village in Illinois USA
Hinckley Village in Illinois

During the 1830s, a Mr. Hollenbeck (who lived near Ottawa) was traveling the unsettled territory until he found a fine grove of trees, he named the grove after the Native American women who were tending camp - Squaw Grove.

1835 John Sebree built a log house in the area.

1836 More families went to the area and soon after the small town of Squaw Grove started to be built.

1870s Hinckley was conceived as the brainchild of Francis Hinckley who was the president of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad. The rail line was placed one-half mile east of the Village of Squaw Grove, which was then renamed as Hinckley.

7th January 1927 The Harlem Globetrotters (basketball team) played their first road game in Hinckley in front of a crowd of 300.

1981 - Hinckley served as stand-in for the fictional North Crawford in Jonathan Demme's film adaptation of 'Who Am I This Time?' by Kurt Vonnegut. The film was about Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon who portray two painfully shy people who find one another through a community theatre production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire', in which they portray the tempestuous Stanley and Stella Kowalski. The film would go on to be aired on 2nd Feburary 1982.

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