Oswego is in Kendall County, IL 50 miles southwest of Chicago. The first European Settlers arrived in the area in 1833. The Village of Oswego was platted 1835 and incorporated in 1852. “Oswego” is a Mohawk Indian word, which means “mouth of the stream”.
Our community has small-town characteristics. Historic downtown is on Main Street and situated along the Fox River. Downtown is the home to shops, restaurants and the public library. Each year the Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Christmas Walk.
Main Street Located along the Fox River, our historic downtown includes shops, restaurants and the Oswego Public Library, which is a community center for learning, culture and recreation. Each year, the Oswego Chamber of Commerce sponsors Christmas Walk, which draws thousands of people from the Fox Valley to downtown.
The Oswegoland Park District offers residents an abundance of recreational programs. An aquatic center, bike trails, and hundreds of acres of parks. Festivals, such as the annual PrairieFest, provide seasonal entertainment for the whole family.