Alsip, Illinois

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Alsip is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,725 at the 2000 census.[2] It is a suburb of Chicago.

Alsip was settled in the 1830s by German and Dutch farmers. The village is named after Frank Alsip, the owner of a brickyard that opened there in 1885. The village began to grow after the Tri-State Tollway was built there after World War II.



Alsip is located at 41°40′14″N 87°43′56″W / 41.67056°N 87.73222°W / 41.67056; -87.73222Coordinates: 41°40′14″N 87°43′56″W / 41.67056°N 87.73222°W / 41.67056; -87.73222 (41.670433, -87.732199)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.45%) is water.

Alsip is bordered to the west by Worth, Illinois. To the south is Crestwood. Oak Lawn lies to the north. Merrionette Park, Blue Island, and Robbins lie to the east (north-south, respectively). The Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago lies to the north and east.[4]

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