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Welcome to Great Lakes ...

Great Lakes is located in Lake County<1>.

The location of Great Lakes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Great Lakes: Great Lks.

Great Lakes is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Great Lakes lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Great Lakes: (847) and (224)<4>

The ZIP code for Great Lakes: 60088<5>

Communities Also Named Great Lakes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Great Lakes - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Great Lakes.

Communities near Great Lakes ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Great Lakes.

  • Kenosha [Kenosha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenosha
    • Kenosha [Kenosha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Great Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenosha
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Great Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<7>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington Heights
    • Arlington Heights [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Great Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,999 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington Heights<7>
  • Palatine [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatine
    • Palatine [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Great Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Skokie [Cook County]
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      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Great Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<7>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Plaines
      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Great Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<7>
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
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      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Great Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<7>
    • Glenview [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Great Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenview<7>
    • Buffalo Grove [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Grove
      • Buffalo Grove [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Great Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo Grove<7>
    • Wheeling [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeling
      • Wheeling [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Great Lakes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Great Lakes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Great Lakes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Great Lakes. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Great Lakes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Great Lakes. See our Newspapers Page for Great Lakes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Great Lakes ...

Looking for more information about Great Lakes? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Great Lakes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Great Lakes.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Great Lakes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.il.us

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Great Lakes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Great Lakes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Great Lakes or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Great Lakes) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Great Lakes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great LakesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3092, Longitude: -87.8501       In this case, the coordinates for Great Lakes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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