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 Lake County is the farthest northeast county in the U.S. state of Illinois

Originally part of McHenry County, the townships comprising Lake County were carved out into a separate county in 1839

* Antioch * Avon * Benton * Cuba * Ela * Fremont * Grant * Lake Villa * Libertyville * Moraine * Newport * Shields *
Gurnee * Vernon  * Warren * Wauconda * Waukegan * West Deerfield * Zion

Cities, Villages and CDP's
* Antioch * Barrington - partly in Cook County  * Barrington Hills - partly in Cook, Kane and McHenry County
* Bannockburn * Beach Park * Buffalo Grove - partly in Cook County  * Channel Lake * Deerfield - partly in Cook County
* Deer Park - partly in Cook County * Forest Lake  * Fox Lake - partly in McHenry County * Fox Lake Hills
* Fox River Grove - primarily in McHenry County * Gages Lake * Grandwood Park * Grayslake * Green Oaks *
* Gurnee * Hainesville * Hawthorn Woods * Highland Park * Highwood * Indian Creek * Ingleside *
Island Lake - partly in McHenry County * Kildeer * Lake Barrington * Lake Bluff * Lake Catherine * Lake Forest * Lake Villa * Lake Zurich *
- partly in McHenry County * Libertyville * Lincolnshire * Lindenhurst * Long Grove * Long Lake * Mettawa * Mundelein *
North Barrington * North Chicago * Old Mill Creek * Park City
* Port Barrington - partly in McHenry County * Riverwoods
* Round Lake  
* Round Lake Beach * Round Lake Heights * Round Lake Park * Third Lake  * Tower Lakes *
Venetian Village * Vernon Hills * Volo * Wadsworth  * Wauconda * Waukegan * Winthrop Harbor * Zion

The County's Courthouse is located at:
Lake County Courthouse
18 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
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Online Records

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Census Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Town Histories
from the "Past and Present of Lake County"

Wills/Probate Records


Website Updates:
Jan 2018:  Letter from Zion resident Jenny Pike (Under Family Records); Sicklist news for GREEN;  obits for RINEAR, HIBBARD, JENSEN; Marriage announcement for CLOSE-GEORGE.  Crime news for REHMAN
May 2017:  obits for HARRONER, BUTE
Apr 2017:  obits for HEIDEMAN, GOGGIN, MAGUIRE, SCHAUSSAN  Miscellaneous news for STEVENS.  bio for WASHBURN.  crime news for VERMILYA, BRINKAMP, OTT, CAREY, FLEUKER.  Court news: SUTCLIFFE, sicklist news for COOPER



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Kenosha County, Wisconsin - north
Allegan County, Michigan - northeast
Van Buren County, Michigan - east
Berrien County, Michigan - southeast
Cook County, Illinois - south
McHenry County, Illinois - west

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