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Judy Hughes and Dane Kaye, Northbrook Historical Society
4:03 pm CDT April 1, 2014

Eleven decades ago, the Village of Northbrook wasn’t a village, and it wasn’t called Northbrook.
Incorporation of the Village of Northbrook came on Nov. 18, 1901, and the name “Northbrook” didn’t arrive until 1923.
Long before incorporation, however, this northern edge of Cook County was a thriving and growing area known by a variety names, including Sherman, East Northfield, Shermer and Shermer Station.