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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

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


Townships
* 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
* Lakemoor - 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



Data

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

CENSUS

CEMETERIES

CHURCH HISTORIES AND RECORDS

COUNTY HISTORY

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS

FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS

MARRIAGES

MILITARY DATA

NEWSPAPER STORIES

OBITUARIES

TOWN HISTORIES

TOWNSHIP HISTORIES from the "Past and Present of Lake County"

SCHOOL RECORDS

RESIDENTS IN JOLIET PRISON

 SURNAMES

Website Updates:
Oct 2013:  1883 Pensioners
July 2013: obits for BIDDLECOM, JONES, CLARKE
May 2013: obit for MATHIS
Apr 2013: bio for BAKER, obits for HOLLE, BEIN
Jan 2013: bios for BENNETT, LITTLE; CORBEIL obit
Oct 2012: Bio for SHUFELDT, obit for BRAECKMAN, OCHSNER
Sep 2012: obits for
ABARBANEL
Apr 2012: obits for DOOLITTLE, MITCHELL. Court news item for WELCH
Feb 2012: HANLAN obit
Jan 2012: obits for HESER, bio for POPE
July 2011: Death notice for HELMS
June 2011: Obit for KING
Apr 2011:
History of Oakwood Cemetery, with some burials; Confirmation classes of 1902 for St. Mary's and St. Joseph's
Jan 2011: BAILEY obit; Road Tax List of 1855 (under
census); Meaning of Place Names; School Records: 8th grade graduates of 1910; 1845 Attendance Report


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


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