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Our Genealogy Helper for Oak Park ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Oak Park (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 Oak Park. 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.

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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Oak Park is located in Cook 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 Cook County: DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will, Lake (IN) & Berrien (MI).

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

  • Cook County     (The home county of Oak Park)
    • River Forest [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Forest
      • River Forest [Cook County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for River Forest<3>
    • Elmwood Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood Park
      • Elmwood Park [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmwood Park<3>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwyn
      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn
    • Forest Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Park<3>
    • River Grove [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Grove
      • River Grove [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for River Grove<3>
    • Cicero [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicero
      • Cicero [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cicero<3>
    • Hines [Cook County]
    • North Riverside [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Riverside
      • North Riverside [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Riverside
    • Maywood [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maywood<3>
    • Melrose Park [Cook County]
    • Broadview [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadview
      • Broadview [Cook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,517 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadview<3>
    • Bellwood [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Cook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bellwood has also been known as:
      • Bellwood village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellwood<3>
  • DuPage County
    • South Elmhurst [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Elmhurst
      • South Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Elmhurst
    • Elmhurst [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
      • Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Bensenville [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bensenville
      • Bensenville [DuPage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bensenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bensenville<3>
    • Hinsdale [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinsdale
      • Hinsdale [DuPage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinsdale<3>
    • Oak Brook Terrace [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Brook Terrace
      • Oak Brook Terrace [DuPage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Brook Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Brook Terrace
    • Oak Brook [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Brook
      • Oak Brook [DuPage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Brook<3>
    • Utopia [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utopia
      • Utopia [DuPage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utopia
    • Villa Park [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Park
      • Villa Park [DuPage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villa Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Park
    • Clarendon Hills [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarendon Hills
      • Clarendon Hills [DuPage County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarendon Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarendon Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarendon Hills<3>
    • York Center [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York Center
      • York Center [DuPage County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York Center
    • Addison [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [DuPage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Lombard [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lombard
      • Lombard [DuPage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lombard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lombard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lombard<3>
  • Grundy County
    • Minooka [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minooka
      • Minooka [Grundy County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minooka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minooka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minooka<3>
    • Channahon [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Channahon
      • Channahon [Grundy County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Channahon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Channahon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Channahon<3>
  • Kane County
    • Geneva [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Kane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,674 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<3>
    • Batavia [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Kane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<3>
    • Elgin [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Saint Charles [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Kane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • East Dundee [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Dundee
      • East Dundee [Kane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Aurora [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Kane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196,383 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<3>
    • Mooseheart [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooseheart
      • Mooseheart [Kane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooseheart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooseheart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooseheart<3>
    • South Elgin [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Elgin
      • South Elgin [Kane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • 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
    • North Aurora [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Aurora
      • North Aurora [Kane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Aurora
    • Carpentersville [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpentersville
      • Carpentersville [Kane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Sleepy Hollow [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Kane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Bonnie [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnie
      • Bonnie [Kane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bonnie has also been known as:
      • Bonnie Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnie
  • Kendall County
    • Boulder Hill [Kendall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder Hill
      • Boulder Hill [Kendall County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Hill
    • Montgomery [Kendall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Kendall County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Oswego [Kendall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Kendall County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oswego<3>
    • Bristol [Kendall County]
    • Yorkville [Kendall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [Kendall County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,160 people
      • 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
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yorkville<3>
    • Plattville [Kendall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plattville
      • Plattville [Kendall County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattville
    • Plano [Kendall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plano
      • Plano [Kendall County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plano
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plano<3>
  • Lake County
    • Braeside [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braeside
      • Braeside [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braeside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braeside
    • Deerfield [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deerfield<3>
    • Ravinia [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravinia
      • Ravinia [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravinia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravinia
    • Highland Park [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
      • Highland Park [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,427 people
      • 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>
    • Riverwoods [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwoods
      • Riverwoods [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverwoods<3>
    • Buffalo Grove [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Grove
      • Buffalo Grove [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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<3>
    • Bannockburn [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannockburn
      • Bannockburn [Lake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bannockburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bannockburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bannockburn<3>
    • Highwood [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
      • Highwood [Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highwood<3>
    • Lincolnshire [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnshire
      • Lincolnshire [Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnshire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnshire<3>
    • Prairie View [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie View
      • Prairie View [Lake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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
    • Deer Park [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,199 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
    • Kildeer [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kildeer
      • Kildeer [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kildeer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kildeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kildeer<3>
  • McHenry County
    • Fox River Grove [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox River Grove
      • Fox River Grove [McHenry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Cary [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [McHenry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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>
    • Trout Valley [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Valley
      • Trout Valley [McHenry County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Algonquin [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algonquin
      • Algonquin [McHenry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algonquin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake-in-the-Hills
      • Lake-in-the-Hills [McHenry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake-in-the-Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Island Lake [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
      • Island Lake [McHenry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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.
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    • Oakwood Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood Hills
      • Oakwood Hills [McHenry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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.
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    • Crystal Lake [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake [McHenry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holiday Hills [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
      • Holiday Hills [McHenry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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.
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    • Prairie Grove [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Grove
      • Prairie Grove [McHenry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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.
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    • Lakemoor [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakemoor
      • Lakemoor [McHenry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • 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.
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    • Huntley [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [McHenry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Will County
    • Colonial Village [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Will County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • 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.
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    • Winston Village [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winston Village
      • Winston Village [Will County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winston Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Goodings Grove [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodings Grove
      • Goodings Grove [Will County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodings Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bloomfield Village [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield Village
      • Bloomfield Village [Will County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolingbrook [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolingbrook
      • Bolingbrook [Will County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolingbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Homer Glen [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer Glen
      • Homer Glen [Will County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Homer Glen has also been known as:
      • Homer Glen village
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    • Romeoville [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeoville
      • Romeoville [Will County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeoville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mokena [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mokena
      • Mokena [Will County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,050 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mokena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lockport [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Will County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,887 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<3>
    • Frankfort Square [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankfort Square
      • Frankfort Square [Will County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort Square
    • Gilletts [Will County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilletts
      • Gilletts [Will County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilletts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairmont [Will County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Will County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
  • Lake County (IN)
    • Whiting [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
      • Whiting [Lake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiting<3>
    • East Chicago [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Chicago
      • East Chicago [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Chicago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hammond [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
      • Hammond [Lake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75,342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<3>
    • Hessville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hessville
      • Hessville [Lake County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hessville
    • Munster [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munster
      • Munster [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Highland [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Lake County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,283 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland<3>
    • Dyer [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dyer<3>
    • Gary [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,693 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary<3>
    • Griffith [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,032 people
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    • Schererville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schererville
      • Schererville [Lake County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schererville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schererville<3>
    • Lake Station [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Station
      • Lake Station [Lake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Station<3>
    • New Chicago [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Chicago
      • New Chicago [Lake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Chicago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Chicago
  • Porter County (IN)
    • Ogden Dunes [Porter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden Dunes
      • Ogden Dunes [Porter County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden Dunes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden Dunes
    • Portage [Porter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Porter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<3>
    • Burns Harbor [Porter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns Harbor
      • Burns Harbor [Porter County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns Harbor<3>
    • Dune Acres [Porter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dune Acres
      • Dune Acres [Porter County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dune Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dune Acres

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Oak Park ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Park.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oak Park. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oak Park and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oak Park.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 8 miles [12.9 km] of Oak Park.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Oak Park:

  • 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 Indiana

Cemeteries Near Oak Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oak Park.

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 Oak Park covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Concordia Cemetery
  • Forest Home Cemetery
  • Waldheim Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waldheim Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldheim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldheim Cemetery
  • Joseph and Sons Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Joseph and Sons Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Joseph and Sons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joseph and Sons Cemetery
  • Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
  • Free Sons of Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Free Sons of Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Free Sons of Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Sons of Israel Cemetery
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    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Waldheim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waldheim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldheim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldheim Cemetery
    • Elmwood Memorial Cemetery
    • Menorah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Menorah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Menorah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menorah Cemetery
    • Irving Park Cemetery
    • Mt. Mayrw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Mayrw Cemetery
      • Mt. Mayrw Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mt. Mayriv Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Mayrw Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • St. Joseph Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Joseph's Cemetery
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    • B'nai Abraham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the B'nai Abraham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the B'nai Abraham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on B'nai Abraham 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Oak Park had a population of 4,771 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Oak Park had a population of 51,852 people.

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

  • Oak Park [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
    • Oak Park [Cook County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,771 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,852 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Park<3>
  • Austin [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin [Cook County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Oak Park
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,051 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Austin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Austin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
  • Berwyn [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwyn
    • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berwyn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn
  • Mont Clare [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Clare
    • Mont Clare [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mont Clare had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Clare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Clare
  • Mandell [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandell
    • Mandell [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mandell had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandell
  • Central Park [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park
    • Central Park [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Oak Park
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Park
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    • Moreland [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreland
      • Moreland [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moreland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moreland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
    • Cragin [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cragin
      • Cragin [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cragin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cragin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cragin
    • Galewood [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galewood
      • Galewood [Cook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Galewood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galewood
    • Maywood [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oak Park
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,076 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,868 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maywood had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
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    • LaVergne [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaVergne
      • LaVergne [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, LaVergne had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaVergne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaVergne
    • Clyde [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Oak Park
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clyde had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Crawford [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
      • Crawford [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crawford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Humboldt Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt Park
      • Humboldt Park [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Humboldt Park had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt Park
    • Pacific Junction [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific Junction
      • Pacific Junction [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Park
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pacific Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pacific Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific Junction

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

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The official website for Oak Park: www.vil.oak-park.il.us/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Park) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oak Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8869, Longitude: -87.7844    
<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 Oak Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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