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United City of Yorkville Historical Street Naming Program

There could be history in a name – a street name that is. Learning about the stories and people of Yorkville can be as easy as walking down the street.

Benjamin Franklin Alden, Elden Madden and Titus Howe are just a few of the many names that have been selected or are waiting to be chosen as Historical Street Names in the United City of Yorkville.

The Historical Street Naming Project spearheaded by the city's Human Resource Commission is preserving the history and heritage of Yorkville through its citizens by naming streets after individuals who have greatly impacted the community.

The project, instituted in 2003, honors individuals who have made major contributions to the community in the form of leadership, financial support and involvement; or have enriched or improved the city of Yorkville and its people for generations to come.

Due to the housing boom in Yorkville, the reasons for the development of the project was two-fold – to provide developers with street names and to maintain a legacy of individuals' contributions. Developers who are looking to select the name can view the approved list here.

The Commission is currently seeking new nominations. To nominate an individual for a Historical Street Name in the United City of Yorkville download a brochure here, detach the application form, and mail to City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville, IL 60560. For more information about the Historical Street Naming process or to receive an application in the mail, you can contact the city at 630.553.4350.