Sunday, September 16, 2007

City of Chicago incorporated, March 4, 1837.



On March 4, 1837, the City of Chicago was incorporated.

On August 12, 1833; Chicago was incorporated as a town of 350 people. The town's boundaries are DesPlaines, Kinzie, Madison and State Streets.

On January 23, 1837, a charter was approved to incorporate Chicago as a city. On March 4, 1837; the charter was approved and Chicago became a city of 4,170 people. William B. Ogden was elected its first mayor.

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