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Lake County Facts
Lake County was formed in 1837. From 1832 to 1836 the area that was to become Lake County was part of La Porte County. From 1836 to 1837 it was part of Porter County. It was named for its location on Lake Michigan.
Adjacent counties: (Click on any of the county links below to visit the state project site).
Illinois: Cook , Will , Kankakee
Major towns or cities: Cedar Lake, Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Gary, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, New Chicago, St. John, Schererville, Schneider, Whiting, Winfield.