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Will County
Will County is located in northeastern Illinois, south of Cook County. The county seat is in Joliet, Illinois which is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Chicago on the Des Plaines River.

The county received its name from Dr. Conrad Will, a member of the first Constitutional Convention and a member of the Illinois Legislature until his death in 1835. On January 12th 1836, Will County was formed from Cook and Iroquois Counties, and included besides its present area, the part of Kankakee County lying north of the Kankakee River. Will County lost a small area when Kankakee County was organized in 1852, but since then its boundaries have been unchanged.

Cities, Towns, and Villages
Braidwood * Crest Hill * Joliet * Lockport * Wilmington

Beecher * Bolingbrook (part) * Channahon (part) * Coal City (part) * Crete * Diamond (part) * Elwood * Frankfort (part) * Godley (part) * Homer Glen * Lemont (part) * Manhattan * Minooka (part) * Mokena * Monee * New Lenox * Orland Park (part) * Park Forest (part) * Peotone * Plainfield (part) * Rockdale * Romeoville * Sauk Village (part) * Shorewood * Steger (part) * Symerton * Tinley Park (part) * University Park (part) * Woodridge (part) *

Census-Designated Places
Crystal Lawns * Fairmont * Frankfort Square * Goodings Grove * Ingalls Park * Lakewood Shores * Preston Heights * Willowbrook

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Obituaries and Death Notices

Website Updates:
Aug 2015:  Zarley Cemetery burials for WARREN
July 2015:  bio for ABBOTT
June 2015:  obit for YOUNG; Many more new biographies from the 1878 History of Will County

Apr 2015: MANY new biographies from the 1878 History of Will County; obits for CRIST, DANDURAND, TAIT and many other pre-1850 death notices
Jan 2015:  Obit for WOOLWORTH
Nov. 2014:  Poor house residents, 1856-57

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Adjacent Counties
Cook County
Dupage County
Kane County
Grundy County
Kendall County
Kankakee County
Lake County, Indiana

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