Place:Lake, Illinois, United States

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NameLake
Alt namesLakesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates42.333°N 88°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoPutnam, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lake County is a county in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 703,462, which is an increase of 9.2% from 644,356 in 2000. Its county seat is Waukegan. The county is one of the five collar counties and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. According to the 2000 census, Lake County is the 31st richest county by per capita income. The lakefront communities of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Highland Park are part of the affluent North Shore area.

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

Naval Station Great Lakes is located in the city of North Chicago in Lake County. It is the United States Navy's Headquarters Command for training, and the Navy's only recruit training center.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1836 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court records recorded 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
1877 Birth 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 2,634
1850 14,226
1860 18,257
1870 21,014
1880 21,296
1890 24,235
1900 34,504
1910 55,058
1920 74,285
1930 104,387
1940 121,094
1950 179,097
1960 293,656
1970 382,638
1980 440,372
1990 516,418

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Lake 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.rootsweb.com/~illake/


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