About Markham, Illinois.
Settled in 1816, the town of Markham, Illinois would not be incorporated until 1925. In 1925, the population was a mere 300 people, but today Markham is home to over 12,000 residents. The town was founded after a treaty was made with the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa tribes ceding land between the Chicago and Calumet rivers. The town is actually named after Charles H. Markham, the President of the Illinois Central Railroad. However, although the town is named after Charles Markham, it is actually a German immigrant in 1860 who continues to have a lasting impact. According to local history, Lawrence Roesner was a German immigrant who brought six seedlings of pine trees from the Black Forest of Germany and planted them on Markham's border. The local legend of the Lonely Pine Tree is the city's official symbol and continues to be a point of local interest today.
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