Welcome to Lyndon, IL

Nestled conveniently 3 miles off of I88 in Whiteside County,  The Village of Lyndon, IL is approximately 35 minutes from the Quad Cities to the west and 2 hours from Chicago to the east. The Rock River runs adjacent to the entire village on its way west towards the Mississippi River in Moline, IL. Lyndon is a river town with a rich and quite interesting history.

First Settlers Arrive


Lyndon’s first settlers leave New York and arrive in the Rock River valley to make their claim.

Whiteside County Seat

2 Times

Lyndon held the County Seat twice before it was finalized and placed in Morrison, IL where it resides today.

Current Population


Lyndon’s population has fluctuated throughout the years and is up from the last recorded census.

Lyndon is known as the  “Crow Capital of the World” celebrated in the past with a Crow Festival. It is also home to a metal truss bridge which was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2003, known as the Lyndon Bridge. The Lyndon Bridge is and continues to be influential on Lyndon’s history and development as it once provided farmers easier access over the Rock River, but it now a recreational and historical destination.

the Lyndon Bridge

The Lyndon Bridge offers majestic views over the beautiful Rock River.

Because of the size of our village, we are closely tied to some of the services offered by bigger nearby towns in the Sauk Valley such as Prophetstown, Morrison, Sterling, and Rock Falls.  So, please feel free to explore our website where you might find something you didn’t already know, and if you are visiting, please stay and learn more about our town.

Lyndon is a quiet, safe and peaceful small town with a sense of community. A place where there’s no traffic and you can always find a parking space. It’s a place where you can see the stars at night and hear the wildlife – a place where the air is fresh and life is simpler. Welcome to Lyndon.

The Community of Lyndon, IL

We’ve consolidated all the information that we could to inform the current and prospective citizens of Lyndon about the town they live in, the services that are offered, and how to get involved to better where they live. If you want to learn about the history of this area, you should check out the Visitors page as it has some historical facts about how Lyndon was established.  The Lyndon Historical Society is also a great place to get started learning about this historic place.

Village of Lyndon, IL


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FAQ's for Bridge Donations

How many planks are needed?

We are in constant need of bridge planks.  The weather deteriorates the wood rapidly.  In addition, many planks have not been replaced in a long time and are in need of repair.

When will my placard arrive for my Personalized Plank Donation?

If you purchased a Personalized Bridge Plank, the placard will arrive in 4-8 weeks and depending on volunteer and public work efforts, it may take longer to get the new bridge plank installed.  At any rate, you will be notified when your bridge plank and placard is all set!

Below is an example of what it might look like when it's attached to the bridge plank.

I donated to the Crowdfunded Planks.  How does this work?

Currently each bridge plank costs $200 (and rising).  Crowdfunding allows anyone who has a minimum of $15 to be a part of restoring the Lyndon Bridge.  For every $200 reached, a new bridge plank and placard will be generated.  You will see the placard on the bridge notated as "Crowdfunded."  In addition, any comments you put in during your donation will be displayed on our website for all to see.  This is a fun way to share your Lyndon Bridge experience with the world.  Then when you walk the bridge and see a crowdfunded plank, you will know this was one that you have helped to create!

Cash Donation. I don't want to use the website to make my donation.  Can I still pay cash?

Absolutely.  You can either stop into the Village Hall with your cash donation, or you can download this form, fill it out and either mail it or stop into the Village Hall to drop it off.

Is my donation secure?

Yes.  We use the PayPal credit card gateway to execute our transactions on this website.  In addition, the site is 256 bit encrypted so you can feel safe and secure with your donation.

Can I claim this donation on my taxes?

Yes, but we also recommend checking with your tax advisor.

Lyndon Bridge Plank Donors


Thank you to all Donors!

The Hunters

This Must Be the Place
Tim, Amy, Jack, and James


“Rocky” the Wolfdog
Walked this bridge every day.

Darla Rangel

Brian Brooks

Carol Ahrens

In memory of Irene Ahrens who traveled this bridge many times with her children.

Curt Sawyer

In loving memory of Roland and Verna Sawyer. - Curt & Michelle

Billie Cowan

In Loving Memory of
Marvin D. Large
“PaPa 2”
July 18, 1936 - Feb. 3, 2019

Tyler Scott

What a great place to visit, rich history