The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wheaton
WHEATON, Ill., city, county-seat of Du Page County, on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, 25 miles west of Chicago. It is in an agricultural and stock-raising region. It has industrial establishments connected with farm and dairy products, and ships annually considerable hay, vegetables, wheat, flour, livestock and dairy products. The waterworks plant cost originally $60,000. The city has eight churches. Wheaton College (Congregationalist), a high school, opened in 1874, public and parish schools, a public library presented by J. Q. Adams, a college library, two newspapers and a bank. Pop. 3,423.