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Indiana counties

The U.S. state of Indiana has 92 counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders. Although Indiana was organized into the United States since the Northwest Ordinance in 1787, its land was not always available for settlement. Eventually, land was purchased from Native Americans by treaties and Indian removals. The oldest counties are generally in the south near the Ohio River, whereas newer ones were in the north in territory acquired later. The oldest and newest counties in Indiana are Knox County, created in 1790, and Newton County, created in 1859.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population of Indiana was 6,045,485, the average population of Indiana's 92 counties is 65,712, with Marion County as the most populous (860,454), and Ohio County (5,623) the least. The average land area is 396 square miles (1,030 km2). The largest county is Allen (657 sq. mi., 1,702 km²) and the smallest is Ohio (87 sq. mi., 225 km²).[1] According to the Constitution of Indiana, no county may be created of less than 400 square miles, nor may any county smaller than this be further reduced in size.[2]

County government in Indiana consists of two bodies, the county council and the commissioners. Government of Indiana#County Government

Many Indiana counties are named for United States Founding Fathers and personalities of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and Battle of Tippecanoe; early leaders of Indiana Territory and Indiana, as well as surrounding states like Michigan and Kentucky; plus Native American tribes and geographical features.

List of counties

County
FIPS Code
[3]
County seat
[1][4]
Established
[1][4]
Origin
Etymology
[4]
Population
[1][5]
Area
[1]
Map
Adams County 001 Decatur 01836-02-07 February 7, 1836 Adams New Purchase U.S. President John Quincy Adams &0000000000033625.00000033,625 &0000000000000339.000000339 sq mi
(&0000000000000878.000000878 km 2)
State map highlighting Adams County
Allen County 003 Fort Wayne 01823-12-12 December 12, 1823 Delaware New Purchase Col. John Allen, Kentucky state senator[6] &0000000000331849.000000331,849 &0000000000000657.000000657 sq mi
(&0000000000001702.0000001,702 km 2)
State map highlighting Allen County
Bartholomew County 005 Columbus 01821-01-08 January 8, 1821 Jackson County and Delaware New Purchases Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew[6] &0000000000071435.00000071,435 &0000000000000407.000000407 sq mi
(&0000000000001054.0000001,054 km 2)
State map highlighting Bartholomew County
Benton County 007 Fowler 01840-02-18 February 18, 1840 Jasper County Thomas H. Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri &0000000000009421.0000009,421 &0000000000000406.000000406 sq mi
(&0000000000001052.0000001,052 km 2)
State map highlighting Benton County
Blackford County 009 Hartford City 01838-02-15 February 15, 1838 Jay County Judge Isaac Blackford, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court &0000000000014048.00000014,048 &0000000000000165.000000165 sq mi
(&0000000000000427.000000427 km 2)
State map highlighting Blackford County
Boone County 011 Lebanon 01830-01-29 January 29, 1830 Adams and Wabash New Purchases Frontiersman Daniel Boone &0000000000046107.00000046,107 &0000000000000423.000000423 sq mi
(&0000000000001096.0000001,096 km 2)
State map highlighting Boone County
Brown County 013 Nashville 01836-02-03 February 3, 1836 Bartholomew County
Jackson County
Monroe County
General Jacob Brown[6] &0000000000014957.00000014,957 &0000000000000312.000000312 sq mi
(&0000000000000808.000000808 km 2)
State map highlighting Brown County
Carroll County 015 Delphi 01828-01-17 January 17, 1828 Adams and Wabash New Purchases Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence &0000000000020165.00000020,165 &0000000000000372.000000372 sq mi
(&0000000000000963.000000963 km 2)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Cass County 017 Logansport 01828-12-18 December 18, 1828 Non-county Area Gen. Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan Territory and U.S. Secretary of State &0000000000040930.00000040,930 &0000000000000413.000000413 sq mi
(&0000000000001070.0000001,070 km 2)
State map highlighting Cass County
Clark County 019 Jeffersonville 01801-02-03 February 3, 1801 Knox County General George Rogers Clark &0000000000096472.00000096,472 &0000000000000375.000000375 sq mi
(&0000000000000971.000000971 km 2)
State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 021 Brazil 01825-02-12 February 12, 1825 Owen County
Putnam County
Sullivan County
Vigo County
U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay &0000000000026556.00000026,556 &0000000000000358.000000358 sq mi
(&0000000000000927.000000927 km 2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Clinton County 023 Frankfort 01830-01-29 January 29, 1830 Adams and Wabash New Purchases DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York &0000000000033866.00000033,866 &0000000000000405.000000405 sq mi
(&0000000000001049.0000001,049 km 2)
State map highlighting Clinton County
Crawford County 025 English 01818-01-29 January 29, 1818 Orange County
Harrison County
Perry County
Col. William Crawford &0000000000010743.00000010,743 &0000000000000306.000000306 sq mi
(&0000000000000793.000000793 km 2)
State map highlighting Crawford County
Daviess County 027 Washington 01818-02-02 February 2, 1818 Knox County Col. Joseph H. Daviess[6] &0000000000030820.00000030,820 &0000000000000431.000000431 sq mi
(&0000000000001116.0000001,116 km 2)
State map highlighting Daviess County
Dearborn County 029 Lawrenceburg 01803-03-07 March 7, 1803 Clark County Hamilton County, OH U.S. Secretary of War Henry Dearborn &0000000000046109.00000046,109 &0000000000000305.000000305 sq mi
(&0000000000000790.000000790 km 2)
State map highlighting Dearborn County
Decatur County 031 Greensburg 01821-12-12 December 12, 1821 Delaware New Purchase Commodore Stephen Decatur &0000000000024555.00000024,555 &0000000000000373.000000373 sq mi
(&0000000000000966.000000966 km 2)
State map highlighting Decatur County
DeKalb County 033 Auburn 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Non-county Area Johann de Kalb &0000000000040285.00000040,285 &0000000000000363.000000363 sq mi
(&0000000000000940.000000940 km 2)
State map highlighting DeKalb County
Delaware County 035 Muncie 01827-01-26 January 26, 1827[7] Delaware New Purchase Delaware Native American people &0000000000118769.000000118,769 &0000000000000393.000000393 sq mi
(&0000000000001018.0000001,018 km 2)
State map highlighting Delaware County
Dubois County 037 Jasper 01817-12-20 December 20, 1817 Perry County
Pike County
Toussaint Dubois[6] &0000000000039674.00000039,674 &0000000000000430.000000430 sq mi
(&0000000000001114.0000001,114 km 2)
State map highlighting Dubois County
Elkhart County 039 Goshen 01830-01-29 January 29, 1830 Non-county Area Elkhart Native American people &0000000000182791.000000182,791 &0000000000000464.000000464 sq mi
(&0000000000001202.0000001,202 km 2)
State map highlighting Elkhart County
Fayette County 041 Connersville 01818-01-29 January 29, 1818 Franklin Wayne County and Non-county Area Marquis de la Fayette &0000000000025588.00000025,588 &0000000000000215.000000215 sq mi
(&0000000000000557.000000557 km 2)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Floyd County 043 New Albany 01819-01-02 January 2, 1819 Clark and Harrison Counties Col. John Floyd, early settler Davis Floyd[6] or early settler John Floyd &0000000000078823.00000078,823 &0000000000000148.000000148 sq mi
(&0000000000000383.000000383 km 2)
State map highlighting Floyd County
Fountain County 045 Covington 01825-12-20 December 20, 1825 Montgomery County and Wabash New Purchase Maj. James Fontaine &0000000000017954.00000017,954 &0000000000000396.000000396 sq mi
(&0000000000001026.0000001,026 km 2)
State map highlighting Fountain County
Franklin County 047 Brookville 01811-02-01 February 1, 1811 Clark County
Dearborn County
Knox County
Founding father Benjamin Franklin &0000000000022151.00000022,151 &0000000000000386.000000386 sq mi
(&0000000000001000.0000001,000 km 2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 049 Rochester 01836-02-07 February 7, 1836 Non-county Area Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat &0000000000020511.00000020,511 &0000000000000368.000000368 sq mi
(&0000000000000953.000000953 km 2)
State map highlighting Fulton County
Gibson County 051 Princeton 01813-04-01 April 1, 1813 Knox County John Gibson, secretary of the Indiana Territory[6] &0000000000038700.00000038,700 &0000000000000526.000000526 sq mi
(&0000000000001362.0000001,362 km 2)
State map highlighting Gibson County
Grant County 053 Marion 01831-02-10 February 10, 1831 Formed from Madison County, Adams New Purchase and un-organized Captains Samuel and Moses Grant &0000000000073403.00000073,403 &0000000000000414.000000414 sq mi
(&0000000000001072.0000001,072 km 2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Greene County 055 Bloomfield 01821-01-05 January 5, 1821 Sullivan County
Non-county Area
Gen. Nathanael Greene &0000000000032157.00000032,157 &0000000000000522.000000522 sq mi
(&0000000000001352.0000001,352 km 2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Hamilton County 057 Noblesville 01823-01-08 January 8, 1823 Formed from Delaware New Purchase Alexander Hamilton &0000000000255740.000000255,740 &0000000000000388.000000388 sq mi
(&0000000000001005.0000001,005 km 2)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Hancock County 059 Greenfield 01828-01-26 January 26, 1828 Formed from Madison County John Hancock &0000000000055391.00000055,391 &0000000000000306.000000306 sq mi
(&0000000000000793.000000793 km 2)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Harrison County 061 Corydon 01808-12-01 December 1, 1808 Formed from Clark and Knox County William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory and U.S. President &0000000000034325.00000034,325 &0000000000000485.000000485 sq mi
(&0000000000001256.0000001,256 km 2)
State map highlighting Harrison County
Hendricks County 063 Danville 01824-12-20 December 20, 1824 Formed from Delaware and Wabash New Purchase Governor of Indiana William Hendricks[6] &0000000000104093.000000104,093 &0000000000000408.000000408 sq mi
(&0000000000001057.0000001,057 km 2)
State map highlighting Hendricks County
Henry County 065 New Castle 01821-12-31 December 31, 1821 Formed from Delaware New Purchase Patrick Henry &0000000000048508.00000048,508 &0000000000000393.000000393 sq mi
(&0000000000001018.0000001,018 km 2)
State map highlighting Henry County
Howard County 067 Kokomo 01844-01-15 January 15, 1844[8] Formed from un-organized Gen. Tilghman Howard, a U.S. Representative from Indiana &0000000000084964.00000084,964 &0000000000000293.000000293 sq mi
(&0000000000000759.000000759 km 2)
State map highlighting Howard County
Huntington County 069 Huntington 01832-02-02 February 2, 1832 Formed from Adams New Purchase and un-organized Samuel Huntington, signer the Declaration of Independence &0000000000038075.00000038,075 &0000000000000383.000000383 sq mi
(&0000000000000992.000000992 km 2)
State map highlighting Huntington County
Jackson County 071 Brownstown 01816-01-01 January 1, 1816 Formed from Clark, Jefferson and Washington U.S. President Andrew Jackson &0000000000041335.00000041,335 &0000000000000509.000000509 sq mi
(&0000000000001318.0000001,318 km 2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jasper County 073 Rensselaer 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from Wabash New Purchase Sgt. William Jasper &0000000000030043.00000030,043 &0000000000000560.000000560 sq mi
(&0000000000001450.0000001,450 km 2)
State map highlighting Jasper County
Jay County 075 Portland 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from Adams New Purchase John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court &0000000000021806.00000021,806 &0000000000000384.000000384 sq mi
(&0000000000000995.000000995 km 2)
State map highlighting Jay County
Jefferson County 077 Madison 01810-11-23 November 23, 1810 Formed from Clark, Dearborn and Knox County U.S. President Thomas Jefferson &0000000000031705.00000031,705 &0000000000000361.000000361 sq mi
(&0000000000000935.000000935 km 2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jennings County 079 Vernon 01816-12-27 December 27, 1816 Formed from Jackson and Jefferson Counties Jonathan Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana &0000000000027554.00000027,554 &0000000000000377.000000377 sq mi
(&0000000000000976.000000976 km 2)
State map highlighting Jennings County
Johnson County 081 Franklin 01823-12-31 December 31, 1823 Formed from Delaware New Purchase John Johnson, first Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court &0000000000115209.000000115,209 &0000000000000320.000000320 sq mi
(&0000000000000829.000000829 km 2)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Knox County 083 Vincennes 01790-06-06 June 6, 1790 Original County U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox &0000000000039256.00000039,256 &0000000000000516.000000516 sq mi
(&0000000000001336.0000001,336 km 2)
State map highlighting Knox County
Kosciusko County 085 Warsaw 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from un-organized Tadeusz Kościuszko &0000000000074057.00000074,057 &0000000000000538.000000538 sq mi
(&0000000000001393.0000001,393 km 2)
State map highlighting Kosciusko County
LaGrange County 087 LaGrange 01832-02-02 February 2, 1832 Formed from un-organized The Marquis de la Fayette's home outside of Paris, France &0000000000034909.00000034,909 &0000000000000387.000000387 sq mi
(&0000000000001002.0000001,002 km 2)
State map highlighting LaGrange County
Lake County 089 Crown Point 01837-01-28 January 28, 1837 Formed from Newton and Porter Counties Its location on Lake Michigan &0000000000484564.000000484,564 &0000000000000380.000000380 sq mi
(&0000000000000984.000000984 km 2)
State map highlighting Lake County
LaPorte County 091 LaPorte 01832-01-29 January 29, 1832 Formed from St. Joseph and un-organized LaPorte means the door or the port in French &0000000000110106.000000110,106 &0000000000000497.000000497 sq mi
(&0000000000001287.0000001,287 km 2)
State map highlighting LaPorte County
Lawrence County 093 Bedford 01818-01-07 January 7, 1818 Formed from Orange Capt. James Lawrence[6] &0000000000045922.00000045,922 &0000000000000449.000000449 sq mi
(&0000000000001163.0000001,163 km 2)
State map highlighting Lawrence County
Madison County 095 Anderson 01823-01-04 January 4, 1823 Formed from Delaware New Purchase U.S. President James Madison &0000000000133358.000000133,358 &0000000000000452.000000452 sq mi
(&0000000000001171.0000001,171 km 2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County 097 Indianapolis 01821-12-31 December 31, 1821 Formed from Delaware New Purchase Gen. Francis Marion &0000000000860454.000000860,454 &0000000000000396.000000396 sq mi
(&0000000000001026.0000001,026 km 2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 099 Plymouth 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from St. Joseph County U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall &0000000000045128.00000045,128 &0000000000000444.000000444 sq mi
(&0000000000001150.0000001,150 km 2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
Martin County 101 Shoals 01820-01-17 January 17, 1820 Formed from Daviess and Dubois Counties Maj. John T. Martin &0000000000010369.00000010,369 &0000000000000336.000000336 sq mi
(&0000000000000870.000000870 km 2)
State map highlighting Martin County
Miami County 103 Peru 01833-01-30 January 30, 1833 Formed from Cass County and un-organized Miami Native American people &0000000000036082.00000036,082 &0000000000000376.000000376 sq mi
(&0000000000000974.000000974 km 2)
State map highlighting Miami County
Monroe County 105 Bloomington 01818-01-14 January 14, 1818 Formed from Orange County U.S. President James Monroe &0000000000120563.000000120,563 &0000000000000394.000000394 sq mi
(&0000000000001020.0000001,020 km 2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 107 Crawfordsville 01822-12-21 December 21, 1822 Formed from Wabash New Purchase Gen. Richard Montgomery &0000000000037629.00000037,629 &0000000000000505.000000505 sq mi
(&0000000000001308.0000001,308 km 2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County 109 Martinsville 01822-12-31 December 31, 1822 Formed from Delaware and Wabash New Purchase Gen. Daniel Morgan &0000000000066689.00000066,689 &0000000000000406.000000406 sq mi
(&0000000000001052.0000001,052 km 2)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Newton County 111 Kentland 01859-12-08 December 8, 1859[9] Formed from Jasper County Sgt. John Newton &0000000000014566.00000014,566 &0000000000000402.000000402 sq mi
(&0000000000001041.0000001,041 km 2)
State map highlighting Newton County
Noble County 113 Albion 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from un-organized U.S. Senator James Noble or Governor of Indiana Noah Noble, brothers &0000000000046275.00000046,275 &0000000000000411.000000411 sq mi
(&0000000000001064.0000001,064 km 2)
State map highlighting Noble County
Ohio County 115 Rising Sun 01844-01-04 January 4, 1844 Formed from Dearborn County The Ohio River &0000000000005623.0000005,623 &0000000000000087.00000087 sq mi
(&0000000000000225.000000225 km 2)
State map highlighting Ohio County
Orange County 117 Paoli 01816-02-01 February 1, 1816 Formed from Gibson, Knox and Washington Orange County, North Carolina, in turn named for the Dutch Protestant House of Orange &0000000000019306.00000019,306 &0000000000000400.000000400 sq mi
(&0000000000001036.0000001,036 km 2)
State map highlighting Orange County
Owen County 119 Spencer 01818-12-21 December 21, 1818 Formed from Daviess and Sullivan County Abraham Owen[6] &0000000000021786.00000021,786 &0000000000000385.000000385 sq mi
(&0000000000000997.000000997 km 2)
State map highlighting Owen County
Parke County 121 Rockville 01821-01-09 January 9, 1821 Formed from Vigo County Benjamin Parke, a delegate of Indiana Territory to the U.S. Congress[6] &0000000000017241.00000017,241 &0000000000000445.000000445 sq mi
(&0000000000001153.0000001,153 km 2)
State map highlighting Parke County
Perry County 123 Tell City 01814-11-01 November 1, 1814 Formed from Gibson and Warrick Counties Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry &0000000000018899.00000018,899 &0000000000000381.000000381 sq mi
(&0000000000000987.000000987 km 2)
State map highlighting Perry County
Pike County 125 Petersburg 01816-12-21 December 21, 1816 Formed from Gibson and Perry County Zebulon M. Pike &0000000000012837.00000012,837 &0000000000000336.000000336 sq mi
(&0000000000000870.000000870 km 2)
State map highlighting Pike County
Porter County 127 Valparaiso 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from un-organized Capt. David Porter &0000000000146798.000000146,798 &0000000000000418.000000418 sq mi
(&0000000000001083.0000001,083 km 2)
State map highlighting Porter County
Posey County 129 Mount Vernon 01814-11-11 November 11, 1814 Formed from Warrick County Thomas Posey, governor of Indiana Territory &0000000000027061.00000027,061 &0000000000000408.000000408 sq mi
(&0000000000001057.0000001,057 km 2)
State map highlighting Posey County
Pulaski County 131 Winamac 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from un-organized Kazimierz Pułaski &0000000000013755.00000013,755 &0000000000000434.000000434 sq mi
(&0000000000001124.0000001,124 km 2)
State map highlighting Pulaski County
Putnam County 133 Greencastle 01822-12-31 December 31, 1822 Formed from Owen County and Wabash New Purchase Gen. Israel Putnam &0000000000036019.00000036,019 &0000000000000480.000000480 sq mi
(&0000000000001243.0000001,243 km 2)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Randolph County 135 Winchester 01818-01-10 January 10, 1818 Formed from Wayne County Either Thomas Randolph[6] &0000000000027401.00000027,401 &0000000000000453.000000453 sq mi
(&0000000000001173.0000001,173 km 2)
State map highlighting Randolph County
Ripley County 137 Versailles 01816-12-27 December 27, 1816 Formed from Dearborn and Jefferson County Gen. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley &0000000000026523.00000026,523 &0000000000000446.000000446 sq mi
(&0000000000001155.0000001,155 km 2)
State map highlighting Ripley County
Rush County 139 Rushville 01821-12-31 December 31, 1821 Formed from Delaware New Purchase Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer the Declaration of Independence &0000000000018261.00000018,261 &0000000000000408.000000408 sq mi
(&0000000000001057.0000001,057 km 2)
State map highlighting Rush County
St. Joseph County 141 South Bend 01830-01-29 January 29, 1830 Formed from un-organized St. Joseph River, which flows through it toward Lake Michigan &0000000000301559.000000301,559 &0000000000000457.000000457 sq mi
(&0000000000001184.0000001,184 km 2)
State map highlighting St. Joseph County
Scott County 143 Scottsburg 01820-01-12 January 12, 1820 Formed from Clark, Jefferson, Jennings and Washington Counties Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky &0000000000022960.00000022,960 &0000000000000190.000000190 sq mi
(&0000000000000492.000000492 km 2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Shelby County 145 Shelbyville 01821-12-31 December 31, 1821 Formed from Delaware New Purchase Gen. Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky &0000000000043445.00000043,445 &0000000000000413.000000413 sq mi
(&0000000000001070.0000001,070 km 2)
State map highlighting Shelby County
Spencer County 147 Rockport 01818-01-10 January 10, 1818 Formed from Perry and Warrick Counties Capt. Spier Spencer[6] &0000000000020391.00000020,391 &0000000000000399.000000399 sq mi
(&0000000000001033.0000001,033 km 2)
State map highlighting Spencer County
Starke County 149 Knox 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from St. Joseph County and un-organized Gen. John Stark &0000000000023556.00000023,556 &0000000000000309.000000309 sq mi
(&0000000000000800.000000800 km 2)
State map highlighting Starke County
Steuben County 151 Angola 01837-02-07 February 7, 1837 Formed from un-organized Baron Frederick von Steuben &0000000000033214.00000033,214 &0000000000000309.000000309 sq mi
(&0000000000000800.000000800 km 2)
State map highlighting Steuben County
Sullivan County 153 Sullivan 01816-12-30 December 30, 1816 Formed from Knox Daniel Sullivan, soldier &0000000000021751.00000021,751 &0000000000000447.000000447 sq mi
(&0000000000001158.0000001,158 km 2)
State map highlighting Sullivan County
Switzerland County 155 Vevay 01814-10-01 October 1, 1814 Formed from Dearborn and Jefferson County The home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland &0000000000009065.0000009,065 &0000000000000221.000000221 sq mi
(&0000000000000572.000000572 km 2)
State map highlighting Switzerland County
Tippecanoe County 157 Lafayette 01826-01-20 January 20, 1826 Formed from Wabash New Purchase and un-organized The Tippecanoe River and the Battle of Tippecanoe &0000000000148955.000000148,955 &0000000000000500.000000500 sq mi
(&0000000000001295.0000001,295 km 2)
State map highlighting Tippecanoe County
Tipton County 159 Tipton 01844-01-15 January 15, 1844 Formed from Adams New Purchase and un-organized John Tipton[6] &0000000000016577.00000016,577 &0000000000000260.000000260 sq mi
(&0000000000000673.000000673 km 2)
State map highlighting Tipton County
Union County 161 Liberty 01821-01-05 January 5, 1821 Parts of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne counties Union of parts of other counties &0000000000007349.0000007,349 &0000000000000162.000000162 sq mi
(&0000000000000420.000000420 km 2)
State map highlighting Union County
Vanderburgh County 163 Evansville 01818-01-07 January 7, 1818 Gibson County
Posey County
Warrick County
Henry Vanderburgh, a judge for Indiana Territory &0000000000188922.000000188,922 &0000000000000235.000000235 sq mi
(&0000000000000609.000000609 km 2)
State map highlighting Vanderburgh County
Vermillion County 165 Newport 01824-01-02 January 2, 1824 Formed from Parke County and Wasbash New Purchase The Vermillion River &0000000000016788.00000016,788 &0000000000000257.000000257 sq mi
(&0000000000000666.000000666 km 2)
State map highlighting Vermillion County
Vigo County 167 Terre Haute 01818-01-21 January 21, 1818 Formed from Sullivan County Francis Vigo &0000000000105848.000000105,848 &0000000000000403.000000403 sq mi
(&0000000000001044.0000001,044 km 2)
State map highlighting Vigo County
Wabash County 169 Wabash 01833-01-30 January 30, 1833[10] Formed from Adams New Purchase and un-organized The Wabash River &0000000000034960.00000034,960 &0000000000000413.000000413 sq mi
(&0000000000001070.0000001,070 km 2)
State map highlighting Wabash County
Warren County 171 Williamsport 01827-01-19 January 19, 1827 Formed from Wabash New Purchase and un-organized Dr. Joseph Warren &0000000000008419.0000008,419 &0000000000000365.000000365 sq mi
(&0000000000000945.000000945 km 2)
State map highlighting Warren County
Warrick County 173 Boonville 01813-04-30 April 30, 1813 Knox County Capt. Jacob Warrick[6] &0000000000060010.00000060,010 &0000000000000384.000000384 sq mi
(&0000000000000995.000000995 km 2)
State map highlighting Warrick County
Washington County 175 Salem 01813-12-21 December 21, 1813 Clark, Harrison and Knox Counties U.S. President George Washington &0000000000027223.00000027,223 &0000000000000514.000000514 sq mi
(&0000000000001331.0000001,331 km 2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 177 Richmond 01810-11-27 November 27, 1810 Formed from Clark, Dearborn and Knox Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne &0000000000071097.00000071,097 &0000000000000404.000000404 sq mi
(&0000000000001046.0000001,046 km 2)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Wells County 179 Bluffton 01837-02-07 February 7, 1837 Formed from Adams New Purchase Capt. William A. Wells &0000000000027600.00000027,600 &0000000000000370.000000370 sq mi
(&0000000000000958.000000958 km 2)
State map highlighting Wells County
White County 181 Monticello 01834-02-01 February 1, 1834 Formed from Wabash New Purchase and un-organized Capt. Isaac White[6] &0000000000025267.00000025,267 &0000000000000505.000000505 sq mi
(&0000000000001308.0000001,308 km 2)
State map highlighting White County
Whitley County 183 Columbia City 01835-02-07 February 7, 1835 Formed from un-organized Col. William Whitley[6] &0000000000030707.00000030,707 &0000000000000336.000000336 sq mi
(&0000000000000870.000000870 km 2)
State map highlighting Whitley County

See also

References

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  2. ^ "IN Const. art. XV, § 7". Indiana Legislature. 1851. pp. Constitution of the State of Indiana, as amended. http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/const/art15.html. Retrieved 2008-12-28.  
  3. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/in.html. Retrieved 2008-02-23.  
  4. ^ a b c "Origin of Indiana County Names". Indiana Historical Bureau. http://www.in.gov/history/5197.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-04.  
  5. ^ "Indiana -- County". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-context=gct&-ds_name=DEC_2000_PL_U&-CONTEXT=gct&-mt_name=DEC_2000_PL_U_GCTPL_ST2&-tree_id=400&-redoLog=true&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=04000US18&-format=ST-2&-_lang=en. Retrieved 2009-01-04.  
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe
  7. ^ Delaware County was originally formed on January 1, 1820, but for lack of population it was dissolved shortly thereafter. (Funk, p. 192)
  8. ^ Originally named Richardville County for Chief Richardville, but renamed in 1872 (Funk, p. 193)
  9. ^ Originally organized February 7, 1835 but merged with Jasper County in 1839 and recreated later. (Funk, p. 193)
  10. ^ Originally formed January 20, 1820 but soon dissolved for lack of population. (Funk, p. 194)
Sources
  • Funk, Arville (1969, revised 1983). A Sketchbook of Indiana History. Rochester, Indiana: Christian Book Press. pp. 192–194.  

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