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Lake County, Indiana is located in the Chicago metro area of Northwest Indiana. The county borders the shores of Lake Michigan to the North, the state of Illinois to the East, and the Kankakee River to the South. It has a population of about 500,000 making it one of Indiana's most populated counties. Lake County was established in the early 1800's and was named in honor of Lake Michigan. The city of Crown Point, Indiana is located in the middle of Lake County. It was established in the 1800's by the Robinson family, and is now the central hub and county seat of Lake County. The historic old Lake County Court House is situated in the town square of Crown Point. Today the courthouse is a museum dedicated to preserving the rich history of Lake County, Indiana.
The city of Gary, Indiana is located on the waterfront of Lake Michigan, close to downtown Chicago. It was established in the early 1900's by the founder of the United States Steel Corporation, Elbert Gary. Hobart, Indiana is located in the Eastern portion of Lake County and is home to the popular Lake George. The town of Merrillville, located in Ross Township, has a busy retail and business district, and it is home to the state's largest volunteer fire department. The town of St. John, Indiana is known as one of the best places to live the United States. The town of Schereville, originally a crossroads of intersecting Indian trails, was established by Nicholas Scherer in the mid 1800's. Hammond, Indiana is home to Horseshoe Casino and Lake Wolf.