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