Place:Cook, Illinois, United States

NameCook
Alt namesCooksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Cook County
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.833°N 87.85°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1831 - )
See alsoPutnam, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Cemetery
Elm Lawn Cemetery
Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Fairmount Cemetery
Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park
First Reformed Church of Lansing Cemetery
Forest Park
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Memorial Park Cemetery
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery ( 1901 - )
Mount Greenwood Cemetery
Mount Hope Cemetery
Mount Olive Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Inhabited place
Addatorata Village
Alsip
Arlington Heights
Barrington Hills
Barrington Woods
Barrington
Bartlett
Bedford Park
Bellwood
Berkeley
Berwyn
Blue Island
Braeside
Bridgeview
Broadview
Brookfield
Buffalo Grove
Burbank
Burnham
Burr Ridge
Calumet City
Calumet Park
Camp Fort Dearborn
Chicago Heights
Chicago Ridge
Chicago ( 1400 - )
Cicero
Country Club Hills
Countryside
Creekwood
Crestwood
Deer Park
Deerfield
Des Plaines
Dixmoor
Dolton
East Hazel Crest
Elk Grove Village
Elmwood Park
Englewood
Evanston
Evergreen Park
Fernway Park
Flossmoor
Ford Heights
Forest Park
Forest River
Forest View
Franklin Park
Glencoe
Glenview
Glenwood
Goeselville
Golf
Gross Point
Hanover Park
Harvey
Harwood Heights
Hastings
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Hillside
Hinsdale
Hodgkins
Hoffman Estates
Hometown
Homewood
Indian Head Park
Inverness
Justice
Kenilworth
La Grange Park
La Grange
Lansing
Lemont
Lincolnwood
Lynwood
Lyons
Markham
Matteson
Maywood
McCook
Melrose Park
Merrionette Park
Midlothian
Morton Grove
Mount Prospect
Niles
Norridge
North Northfield
North Riverside
Northbrook
Northfield Woods
Northfield
Northlake
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Oak Park
Oakglen
Olympia Fields
Orland Hills
Orland Park
Palatine
Palos Heights
Palos Hills
Palos Park
Park Forest
Park Ridge
Phoenix
Posen
Prospect Heights
Richton Park
River Forest
River Grove
Riverdale
Riverside
Robbins
Rolling Meadows
Roselle
Rosemont
Sag Bridge
Sauk Village
Schaumburg
Schiller Park
Schrum
Skokie
South Barrington
South Chicago Heights
South Holland
Southmoor
Spaulding
Staples Corner
Steger
Stickney
Stone Park
Stony Island
Streamwood
Summit
Sunny Crest
Thornton
Tinley Park
University Park
Westchester
Western Springs
Wheeling
Willow Springs
Wilmette
Winnetka
Worth
Township
Bloom
Bremen
Calumet (township)
Lake
Lemont (township)
Lyons (township)
Maine
New Trier
Northfield (township)
Norwood Park
Palatine (township)
Palos
Provisio
Proviso
Rich
Thornton (township)
Worth (township)
Unincorporated area
Mount Greenwood
Unknown
Argo
Burnside
Clearing
Clyde
Congress Park
Edison Park
Fort Dearborn
Grand Crossing
Hawthorne
Hegewisch
Hollywood
Hubbard Woods
Kensington
Popular Creek
Pullman
Richton
Rogers Park
Roseland
South Chicago
South Evanston
West Pullman
West Ridge
Windsor Park
Wireton
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Cook County is a county in the United States state of Illinois, with its county seat in Chicago. It is the second most populous county in the US after Los Angeles County, California. The county has 5,231,351 residents, which is 40.6 percent of all Illinois residents. Cook County's population is larger than that of 29 individual U.S. states and the combined populations of the seven smallest states. There are over 130 incorporated municipalities in Cook County, the largest of which is Chicago, which makes up approximately 54% of the population of the county. That part of the county which lies outside of the Chicago city limits is divided into 30 townships. Geographically the county is the fifth largest in Illinois by land area and shares the state's Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County. Including its lake area, the county has a total area of , the largest county in Illinois, of which is land and (42.16%) is water. Cook County is mainly urban and very densely populated, containing most of the City of Chicago and many suburbs. It is surrounded by the five collar counties.

Contents

History

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Cook County was created on January 15, 1831, out of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois General Assembly. It was the 54th county established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history, who served as the second U.S. Representative from Illinois and the state's first Attorney General. In 1839, DuPage County was carved out of Cook County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1831 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1856 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 10,201
1850 43,385
1860 144,954
1870 349,966
1880 607,524
1890 1,191,922
1900 1,838,735
1910 2,405,233
1920 3,053,017
1930 3,982,123
1940 4,063,342
1950 4,508,792
1960 5,129,725
1970 5,492,369
1980 5,253,655
1990 5,105,067

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Cook County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.cook.il.us/


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