Lemont is a suburb of Chicago, located in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties in Illinois. In the 2010 census, the population of Lemont was 16,000. Lemont, which means 'the mountain' in French, was given its name in 1850 by Lemuel Brown. It is one of the oldest American communities in northeastern Illinois. Lemont played a large role in transforming the area from a settled frontier to a commercial, agricultural, and industrial region. Lemont boasts its historic district that still remains intact. Today, Lemont is best known as the home of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
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