The greater Knox community. Knox is located in Galesburg, Illinois, a city whose red brick streets and Victorian homes epitomize the warmth and unpretentious grace of the Midwest.
Knox and Galesburg share a common history. They were both founded in 1837 by abolitionists committed to the idea that every human being has the potential to grow and learn and contribute to the greater good of the community.
So strong is the connection between Knox and Galesburg that it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Knox is a few short blocks from the center of town and through internships, consultancies and volunteer activity, both students and faculty are actively engaged in the social, political and cultural life of Galesburg.
Downtown's Seminary Street Historic Commercial District thrives with restaurants, specialty shops, and museums. It plays host to the popular Sandburg Days and other festivals throughout the year. Galesburg boasts theatres, malls, shopping complexes, a symphony orchestra, over 80 restaurants and 800 hotel rooms, and 23 city parks that include a public beach and wooded biking and walking trails.