About Stockton

Stockton is located in the extreme western part of Illinois, 137 miles west of Chicago. The picturesque town was settled in 1827 and registered as a village in 1890. Stockton’s first industry was a woolen mill in 1891.
 
On June 6, 1916, J.L. Kraft patented a process for processed cheese packed in tins. He opened his first factory in Stockton in 1914 known today as Kraft Cheese Company.
 
Stockton offers recreational facilities that include one beautiful park, great public schools and nearby lakes.
 
The community public library offers services in various educational areas.
 
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