ILLINOIS GENEALOGY EXPRESS

a part of US GENEALOGY EXPRESS

WILL COUNTY,
ILLINOIS

COMING SOON........

Happy Hunting...
Sharon Wick

CENSUS BIRTHS

BIOGRAPHIES

CEMETERIES CITIES/TOWNS
  DEATHS LIBRARIES MARRIAGES NEWS
    PICTURES OBITUARIES  

COURTHOUSE INFO:

County Courthouse
Phone: (815) 740-4602
Fax: (815) 740-8395
Website: http://www.willcountyillinois.com

HISTORY

Will County was formed in 1836 out of Cook, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties. It was named after Dr. Conrad Will, a businessman involved in salt production in southern Illinois, and also a politician.[1] (At that time, the law allowed slaves to be leased from other states and used in the free state of Illinois only for salt production.) Will was a member of the first Illinois Constitutional Convention and a member of the Illinois Legislature until his death in 1835. On January 12, 1836, Will County was formed from Cook County and Iroquois County. It included besides its present area, the part of Kankakee County, Illinois lying north of the Kankakee River. Will County lost that area when Kankakee County was organized in 1852, but since then its boundaries have been unchanged.
 

County Seat:  Joliet
Year Organized: 1836 
Square Miles:  837

 


 

 


 
 

ADJACENT COUNTIES:

1 -  DuPage Co. - North
2. - Cook Co. - Northeast
3. - Lake Co., Indiana - East
4. - Kankakee Co. - South
5. - Grundy Co. - Southwest
6. - Kendall Co. - West
7. - Kane Co. - Northwest


Townships.
 
* Channahon
* Crete
* Custer
* DuPage
* Florence
* Frankfort
* Green Garden
* Hmer
* Jackson
* Joliet
* Lockpart
* Manhattan
* Monee
* New Lenox
* Peotone
* Plainfield
* Reed
* Troy
* Washington
* Wesley
* Wheatland
* Will
* Wilmington
* Wilton

Unincorporated communities

* Aurora - partly in DuPage, Kane & Kendall Co.
* Beecher
* Bolingbrook - small sections in DuPage and Cook Co.
* Braidwood
* Channahon
* Coal City - primarily in Grundy Co., very small parcel in Will Co.
* Crest Hill
* Crete
* Diamond - primarily in Grundy County, very small parcel in Will Co.
* Elwood
* Frankfort
* Godley - small section in Grundy Co.
* Homer Glenn
* Joliet - small section in Kendall Co.
* Lemont - primarily in Cook Co., very small parcel in Will Co.
* Lockport
* Manhattan
* Minooka - primarily in Grundy Co and * Kendall Co.
* Mokena
* Monee
* Naperville - primarily in DuPage Co.
* New Lenox
* Orland Park - primarily in Cook Co., very small parcel in Will Co.
* Park Forest - primarily in Cook Co.
* Shorewood
* Steger - partly in Cook Co.
* Symerton
* Tinley Park - primarily in Cook Co.
* University Park - partly in Cook Co.
* Wilmington
* Woodridge - partly in DePage and a small parcel in Cook Co.
 


Unincorporated areas:

* Andres
* Crystal Lawns
* Fairmont
* Frankfort Square
* Goodings Grove
* Goodenow
* Ingalls Park
* Lakewood Shores
* Preston Heights
v
Ridgewood
* Willowbrook - not to be confused with the Village of Willowbrook, Illinois
* Wilton Center
 

 

[ SITE METER]

FREE GENEALOGY RESEARCH is MY MISSION

US GENEALOGY EXPRESS

This Webpage has been created by Sharon Wick exclusively for US Genealogy Express  2008
Submitters retain all copyrights