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Our Genealogy Helper for North Chicago ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about North Chicago (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for North Chicago. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for North Chicago ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for North Chicago: N. Chicago

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

North Chicago is located in Lake County.

To see how the shape of Illinois' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lake County: Cook, McHenry, Allegan (MI), Berrien (MI), Van Buren (MI) & Kenosha (WI).

Below are the counties that are near North Chicago. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to North Chicago:

  • Lake County     (The home county of North Chicago)
    • Great Lakes [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Lakes
      • Great Lakes [Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Lakes<3>
    • Park City [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Lake Bluff [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bluff
      • Lake Bluff [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Bluff<3>
    • Waukegan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
      • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • 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<3>
    • Spaulding Corners [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaulding Corners
      • Spaulding Corners [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaulding Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaulding Corners
    • Green Oaks [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Oaks
      • Green Oaks [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Oaks<3>
    • Gurnee [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
      • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurnee<3>
    • Lake Forest [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
      • Lake Forest [Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,379 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Forest<3>
    • Libertyville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Libertyville<3>
    • Mettawa [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mettawa
      • Mettawa [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mettawa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mettawa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mettawa<3>
    • Wadsworth [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadsworth
      • Wadsworth [Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadsworth<3>
    • Gages Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gages Lake
      • Gages Lake [Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gages Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gages Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gages Lake<3>
  • Cook County
    • Colonial Village [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
    • Glencoe [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
      • Glencoe [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<3>
    • Northbrook [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northbrook
      • Northbrook [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northbrook<3>
    • Wheeling [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeling
      • Wheeling [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • 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<3>
    • Covenant Village [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covenant Village
      • Covenant Village [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covenant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covenant Village
    • Techny [Cook County]
    • Northfield [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfield
      • Northfield [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfield<3>
    • Prospect Heights [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect Heights
      • Prospect Heights [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prospect Heights<3>
    • Capri Village [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capri Village
      • Capri Village [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capri Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capri Village
    • Glenview [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • 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<3>
    • Winnetka [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnetka
      • Winnetka [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnetka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnetka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnetka<3>
    • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington Heights
      • Arlington Heights [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • 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<3>
  • DuPage County
    • Bensenville [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensenville
      • Bensenville [DuPage County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bensenville<3>
    • Itasca [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itasca
      • Itasca [DuPage County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,758 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Itasca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itasca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itasca<3>
    • Wood Dale [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Dale
      • Wood Dale [DuPage County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood Dale<3>
    • Medinah [DuPage County]
    • Roselle [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roselle
      • Roselle [DuPage County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roselle<3>
    • Addison [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [DuPage County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
    • Bloomingdale [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
      • Bloomingdale [DuPage County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomingdale<3>
    • Keeneyville [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeneyville
      • Keeneyville [DuPage County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeneyville
    • Elmhurst [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
      • Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst<3>
    • Glendale Heights [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale Heights
      • Glendale Heights [DuPage County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,351 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale Heights<3>
    • Bartlett [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
      • Bartlett [DuPage County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<3>
    • Cloverdale [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [DuPage County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Kane County
    • Carpentersville [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpentersville
      • Carpentersville [Kane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,940 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpentersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpentersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carpentersville<3>
    • East Dundee [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Dundee
      • East Dundee [Kane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Dundee<3>
    • Sleepy Hollow [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Kane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sleepy Hollow<3>
    • Elgin [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • West Dundee [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Dundee
      • West Dundee [Kane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,768 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Dundee<3>
    • Gilberts [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilberts
      • Gilberts [Kane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilberts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilberts<3>
    • South Elgin [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Elgin
      • South Elgin [Kane County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Elgin
    • Pingree Grove [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pingree Grove
      • Pingree Grove [Kane County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pingree Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pingree Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pingree Grove<3>
    • Hampshire [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampshire
      • Hampshire [Kane County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampshire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampshire<3>
    • Plato Center [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plato Center
      • Plato Center [Kane County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plato Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plato Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plato Center<3>
    • Saint Charles [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Kane County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<3>
    • Campton Hills [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campton Hills
      • Campton Hills [Kane County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,063 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campton Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Campton Hills has also been known as:
      • Campton Hills village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campton Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campton Hills<3>
  • McHenry County
    • Island Lake [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
      • Island Lake [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
    • Lakemoor [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakemoor
      • Lakemoor [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakemoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakemoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakemoor<3>
    • Holiday Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
      • Holiday Hills [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Hills
    • Pistakee Highlands [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pistakee Highlands
      • Pistakee Highlands [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pistakee Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pistakee Highlands
    • Sunnyside [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Fox River Grove [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox River Grove
      • Fox River Grove [McHenry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox River Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox River Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox River Grove<3>
    • Johnsburg [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsburg
      • Johnsburg [McHenry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsburg<3>
    • Oakwood Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood Hills
      • Oakwood Hills [McHenry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Hills
    • Barreville [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barreville
      • Barreville [McHenry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barreville
    • Cary [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [McHenry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,929 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<3>
    • Prairie Grove [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Grove
      • Prairie Grove [McHenry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Grove
    • Spring Grove [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [McHenry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<3>
  • Kenosha County (WI)
    • Pleasant Prairie [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Prairie
      • Pleasant Prairie [Kenosha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Prairie
    • Benet Lake [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benet Lake
      • Benet Lake [Kenosha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benet Lake
    • Lake Shangrila [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shangrila
      • Lake Shangrila [Kenosha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shangrila
    • Kenosha [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenosha
      • Kenosha [Kenosha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenosha
    • Bristol [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Kenosha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Camp Lake [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Lake
      • Camp Lake [Kenosha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Lake
    • Salem Lakes [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem Lakes
      • Salem Lakes [Kenosha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Former names for Salem Lakes:
      • Salem
      • Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Lakes
    • Paddock Lake [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paddock Lake
      • Paddock Lake [Kenosha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paddock Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paddock Lake
    • Somers [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers
      • Somers [Kenosha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
    • Fox River [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox River
      • Fox River [Kenosha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox River
    • Twin Lakes [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Kenosha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,234 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Brighton [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Kenosha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
  • Milwaukee County (WI)
    • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Milwaukee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,469 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
    • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • South Milwaukee [Milwaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Milwaukee
      • South Milwaukee [Milwaukee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Milwaukee
  • Racine County (WI)
    • Elmwood Park [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood Park
      • Elmwood Park [Racine County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Park
    • Sturtevant [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturtevant
      • Sturtevant [Racine County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturtevant
    • Union Grove [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Racine County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Racine [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Racine County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Franksville [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franksville
      • Franksville [Racine County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franksville
    • North Bay [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bay
      • North Bay [Racine County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bay
    • Yorkville [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [Racine County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkville
    • Bohners Lake [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bohners Lake
      • Bohners Lake [Racine County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bohners Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohners Lake
    • Eagle Lake [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
      • Eagle Lake [Racine County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
    • Wind Point [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wind Point
      • Wind Point [Racine County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wind Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wind Point
    • Burlington [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Racine County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
  • Walworth County (WI)
    • Genoa City [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa City
      • Genoa City [Walworth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,981 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa City
    • Pell Lake [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell Lake
      • Pell Lake [Walworth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pell Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell Lake
    • Lake Geneva [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Geneva
      • Lake Geneva [Walworth County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Geneva
    • Williams Bay [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Bay
      • Williams Bay [Walworth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Bay
    • Fontana-on-Geneva Lake [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana-on-Geneva Lake
      • Fontana-on-Geneva Lake [Walworth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fontana-on-Geneva Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana-on-Geneva Lake
    • Walworth [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walworth
      • Walworth [Walworth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walworth

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to North Chicago, see our County-by-County Page for North Chicago.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of North Chicago ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Chicago.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of North Chicago. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of North Chicago and those printed in the larger area surrounding North Chicago.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of North Chicago.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to North Chicago:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Illinois
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near North Chicago ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Chicago.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for North Chicago covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Oakwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • North Shore Garden of Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Shore Garden of Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Shore Garden of Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shore Garden of Memorial Cemetery
  • Ascension Catholic Cemetery
  • Am Echod Jewish Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Am Echod Jewish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Am Echod Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Am Echod Jewish Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
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    • Lake Forest Cemetery
    • Serbian Monastery Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Serbian Monastery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Serbian Monastery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Serbian Monastery Cemetery
    • Sant Sava Monastery Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sant Sava Monastery Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sant Sava Monastery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sant Sava Monastery Cemetery
    • Lake County Poor Farm Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake County Poor Farm Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lake County Poor Farm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lake County Poor Farm Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake County Poor Farm Cemetery
    • Lakeside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lakeside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Cemetery
    • Pineview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pineview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pineview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pineview Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineview Cemetery
    • Warren Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warren Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warren Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Warren Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren Cemetery
    • Highland Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highland Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Memorial Park
    • Benton Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benton Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benton Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Benton Greenwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton Greenwood Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find North Chicago in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Chicago.

These communities are listed based on their distance from North Chicago, with the one closest to North Chicago listed first.

  • Lake Bluff [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bluff
    • Lake Bluff [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,524 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Bluff had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Bluff<3>
  • Rondout [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rondout
    • Rondout [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rondout had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rondout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rondout
  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,915 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waukegan had a post office and railroad service
    • 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<3>
  • Lake Forest [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
    • Lake Forest [Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,203 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,379 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Forest<3>
  • Gurnee [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
    • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,168 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gurnee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurnee<3>
  • Libertyville [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
    • Libertyville [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 550 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,155 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Libertyville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Libertyville<3>
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    • Wadsworth [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadsworth
      • Wadsworth [Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,631 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wadsworth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadsworth<3>
    • Rockefeller [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockefeller
      • Rockefeller [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockefeller had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockefeller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockefeller
    • Leithton [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leithton
      • Leithton [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leithton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leithton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leithton
    • Half Day [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Day
      • Half Day [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 174 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Half Day had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Day have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Day
    • Ivanhoe [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 128 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ivanhoe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
    • Diamond Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Lake
      • Diamond Lake [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Diamond Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Lake
    • Prairie View [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie View
      • Prairie View [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prairie View had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View
    • Highland Park [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
      • Highland Park [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,163 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,427 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Highland Park had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Park<3>
    • Millburn [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millburn
      • Millburn [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millburn

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around North Chicago. See our List of 1890's Communities around North Chicago.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for North Chicago ...

While our initial data about North Chicago came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of North Chicago in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about North Chicago.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Shell Oil Road Map for Illinois (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found North Chicago in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for North Chicago for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for North Chicago. See our Misc Page for North Chicago for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Illinois

About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for North Chicago: www.northchicago.org/

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- North Chicago) 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 North Chicago. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North ChicagoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Chicago. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3251, Longitude: -87.8467    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about North Chicago, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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