Lemont is a village located in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is a suburb ofChicago. The population was 16,000 as of the 2010 census.
The native Potawatomi lived off the land in this area, directly using natural resources for food, shelter, clothing and medicine.Established in 1836, the village of Lemont stands as one of the oldest American communities in northeastern Illinois. It is historically significant for its role in transforming the northern region of the state from a sparsely settled frontier to a commercial, agricultural, and industrial region that supplied Chicago and areas beyond with commodities. Lemont is also unique in boasting an authentic historic district that remains intact and has been continually used since the 19th century.