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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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The U.S. state of Indiana is divided into ninety-two counties. The oldest and newest counties in Indiana are Knox County (created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857), respectively.

The average population of Indiana's ninety-two counties according to 2006 U. S. Census estimates, is 66,092, with Marion County as the most populous (860,454), and Ohio County (5,623) the least. The largest county is Allen (657 sq. mi., 1,702 km²) and the smallest is, again, Ohio (87 sq. mi., 225 km²). According to the Indiana Constitution, no county may be created of less than 400 square miles, nor may any county smaller than this be further reduced in size.



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Current counties

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county. Listed are the 92 counties of the U.S. state of Indiana.

County
FIPS Code[1] County Seat
Created
Origin
Etymology
Population
Area
Map
 
Adams County 001 Decatur 1835 Adams New Purchase John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States &&&&&&&&&&033625.&&&&&033,625 &&&&&&&&&&&&0339.&&&&&0339 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0878.&&&&&0878 km²)
State map highlighting Adams County
Allen County 003 Fort Wayne 1824 Delaware New Purchase Colonel John Allen, Kentucky state senator &&&&&&&&&0331849.&&&&&0331,849 &&&&&&&&&&&&0657.&&&&&0657 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01702.&&&&&01,702 km²)
State map highlighting Allen County
Bartholomew County 005 Columbus 1821 Jackson and Delaware New Purchases Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew &&&&&&&&&&071435.&&&&&071,435 &&&&&&&&&&&&0407.&&&&&0407 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01054.&&&&&01,054 km²)
State map highlighting Bartholomew County
Benton County 007 Fowler 1840 Jasper County Thomas H. Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri &&&&&&&&&&&09421.&&&&&09,421 &&&&&&&&&&&&0406.&&&&&0406 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01052.&&&&&01,052 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Benton County.svg
Blackford County 009 Hartford City 1838 Jay County Judge Isaac Blackford, Speaker of the Indiana General Assembly and Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court &&&&&&&&&&014048.&&&&&014,048 &&&&&&&&&&&&0165.&&&&&0165 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0427.&&&&&0427 km²)
State map highlighting Blackford County
Boone County 011 Lebanon 1830 Adams and Wabash New Purchases Frontiersman Daniel Boone &&&&&&&&&&046107.&&&&&046,107 &&&&&&&&&&&&0423.&&&&&0423 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01096.&&&&&01,096 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Boone County.svg
Brown County 013 Nashville 1836 Bartholomew County
Jackson County
Monroe County
General Jacob Brown &&&&&&&&&&014957.&&&&&014,957 &&&&&&&&&&&&0312.&&&&&0312 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0808.&&&&&0808 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Brown County.svg
Carroll County 015 Delphi 1828 Adams and Wabash New Purchases Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&020165.&&&&&020,165 &&&&&&&&&&&&0372.&&&&&0372 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0963.&&&&&0963 km²)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Cass County 017 Logansport 1829 Non-County Area Gen. Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan Territory and U.S. Secretary of State &&&&&&&&&&040930.&&&&&040,930 &&&&&&&&&&&&0413.&&&&&0413 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01070.&&&&&01,070 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Cass County.svg
Clark County 019 Jeffersonville 1801 Knox County General George Rogers Clark &&&&&&&&&0105472.&&&&&0105,472 &&&&&&&&&&&&0375.&&&&&0375 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0971.&&&&&0971 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Clark County.svg
Clay County 021 Brazil 1825 Owen County
Putnam County
Sullivan County
Vigo County
Henry Clay &&&&&&&&&&026556.&&&&&026,556 &&&&&&&&&&&&0358.&&&&&0358 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0927.&&&&&0927 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Clay County.svg
Clinton County 023 Frankfort 1830 Adams and Wabash New Purchases DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York State &&&&&&&&&&033866.&&&&&033,866 &&&&&&&&&&&&0405.&&&&&0405 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01049.&&&&&01,049 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Clinton County.svg
Crawford County 025 English 1818 Orange County
Harrison County
Perry County
Col. William Crawford &&&&&&&&&&010743.&&&&&010,743 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&&0306 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0793.&&&&&0793 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Crawford County.svg
Daviess County 027 Washington 1816 Knox County Col. Joseph H. Daviess &&&&&&&&&&030820.&&&&&030,820 &&&&&&&&&&&&0431.&&&&&0431 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01116.&&&&&01,116 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Daviess County.svg
Dearborn County 029 Lawrenceburg 1803 Clark County Hamilton County, OH U.S. Secretary of War Henry Dearborn &&&&&&&&&&046109.&&&&&046,109 &&&&&&&&&&&&0305.&&&&&0305 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0790.&&&&&0790 km²)
State map highlighting Dearborn County
Decatur County 031 Greensburg 1821 Delaware New Purchase Commodore Stephen Decator &&&&&&&&&&024555.&&&&&024,555 &&&&&&&&&&&&0373.&&&&&0373 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0966.&&&&&0966 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Decatur County.svg
DeKalb County 033 Auburn 1835 Non-County Area Johann de Kalb &&&&&&&&&&040285.&&&&&040,285 &&&&&&&&&&&&0363.&&&&&0363 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0940.&&&&&0940 km²)
State map highlighting DeKalb County
Delaware County 035 Muncie 1827 Delaware New Purchase Delaware Native American people &&&&&&&&&0118769.&&&&&0118,769 &&&&&&&&&&&&0393.&&&&&0393 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01018.&&&&&01,018 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Delaware County.svg
Dubois County 037 Jasper 1817 Perry County
Pike County
Toussaint Dubois &&&&&&&&&&039674.&&&&&039,674 &&&&&&&&&&&&0430.&&&&&0430 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01114.&&&&&01,114 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Dubois County.svg
Elkhart County 039 Goshen 1830 Non-County Area Elkhart Native American people &&&&&&&&&0182791.&&&&&0182,791 &&&&&&&&&&&&0464.&&&&&0464 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01202.&&&&&01,202 km²)
State map highlighting Elkhart County
Fayette County 041 Connersville 1818 Franklin Wayne County and Non-County Area Marquis de la Fayette &&&&&&&&&&025588.&&&&&025,588 &&&&&&&&&&&&0215.&&&&&0215 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0557.&&&&&0557 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Fayette County.svg
Floyd County 043 New Albany 1819 Clark and Harrison Counties Col. John Floyd &&&&&&&&&&078823.&&&&&078,823 &&&&&&&&&&&&0148.&&&&&0148 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0383.&&&&&0383 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Floyd County.svg
Fountain County 045 Covington 1825 Montgomery County and Wabash New Purchase Maj. James Fontaine &&&&&&&&&&017954.&&&&&017,954 &&&&&&&&&&&&0396.&&&&&0396 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01026.&&&&&01,026 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Fountain County.svg
Franklin County 047 Brookville 1811 Clark County
Dearborn County
Knox County
Benjamin Franklin &&&&&&&&&&022151.&&&&&022,151 &&&&&&&&&&&&0386.&&&&&0386 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01000.&&&&&01,000 km²)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 049 Rochester 1835 Non-County Area Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat &&&&&&&&&&020511.&&&&&020,511 &&&&&&&&&&&&0368.&&&&&0368 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0953.&&&&&0953 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Fulton County.svg
Gibson County 051 Princeton 1813 Knox County John Gibson, a secretary of the Indiana Territory &&&&&&&&&&038700.&&&&&038,700 &&&&&&&&&&&&0526.&&&&&0526 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01362.&&&&&01,362 km²)
State map highlighting Gibson County
Grant County 053 Marion 1831 Captains Samuel and Moses Grant &&&&&&&&&&073403.&&&&&073,403 &&&&&&&&&&&&0414.&&&&&0414 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01072.&&&&&01,072 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Grant County.svg
Greene County 055 Bloomfield 1821 Sullivan County
Non-County Area
Gen. Nathanael Greene &&&&&&&&&&032157.&&&&&032,157 &&&&&&&&&&&&0522.&&&&&0522 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01352.&&&&&01,352 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Greene County.svg
Hamilton County 057 Noblesville 1823 Alexander Hamilton &&&&&&&&&0255740.&&&&&0255,740 &&&&&&&&&&&&0388.&&&&&0388 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01005.&&&&&01,005 km²)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Hancock County 059 Greenfield 1827 John Hancock &&&&&&&&&&055391.&&&&&055,391 &&&&&&&&&&&&0306.&&&&&0306 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0793.&&&&&0793 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Hancock County.svg
Harrison County 061 Corydon 1808 William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory and U.S. President &&&&&&&&&&034325.&&&&&034,325 &&&&&&&&&&&&0485.&&&&&0485 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01256.&&&&&01,256 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Harrison County.svg
Hendricks County 063 Danville 1823 Governor of Indiana William Hendricks &&&&&&&&&0104093.&&&&&0104,093 &&&&&&&&&&&&0408.&&&&&0408 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01057.&&&&&01,057 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Hendricks County.svg
Henry County 065 New Castle 1821 Patrick Henry &&&&&&&&&&048508.&&&&&048,508 &&&&&&&&&&&&0393.&&&&&0393 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01018.&&&&&01,018 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Henry County.svg
Howard County 067 Kokomo 1844 Gen. Tilghman Howard, a U.S. Representative from Indiana &&&&&&&&&&084964.&&&&&084,964 &&&&&&&&&&&&0293.&&&&&0293 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0759.&&&&&0759 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Howard County.svg
Huntington County 069 Huntington 1832 Samuel Huntington, signer the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&038075.&&&&&038,075 &&&&&&&&&&&&0383.&&&&&0383 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0992.&&&&&0992 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Huntington County.svg
Jackson County 071 Brownstown 1815 U.S. President Andrew Jackson &&&&&&&&&&041335.&&&&&041,335 &&&&&&&&&&&&0509.&&&&&0509 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01318.&&&&&01,318 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Jackson County.svg
Jasper County 073 Rensselaer 1835 Sgt. William Jasper &&&&&&&&&&030043.&&&&&030,043 &&&&&&&&&&&&0560.&&&&&0560 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01450.&&&&&01,450 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Jasper County.svg
Jay County 075 Portland 1835 John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court &&&&&&&&&&021806.&&&&&021,806 &&&&&&&&&&&&0384.&&&&&0384 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0995.&&&&&0995 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Jay County.svg
Jefferson County 077 Madison 1810 U.S. President Thomas Jefferson &&&&&&&&&&031705.&&&&&031,705 &&&&&&&&&&&&0361.&&&&&0361 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0935.&&&&&0935 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Jefferson County.svg
Jennings County 079 Vernon 1816 The first Governor of Indiana, Jonathan Jennings &&&&&&&&&&027554.&&&&&027,554 &&&&&&&&&&&&0377.&&&&&0377 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0976.&&&&&0976 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Jennings County.svg
Johnson County 081 Franklin 1822 John Johnson, a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court &&&&&&&&&0115209.&&&&&0115,209 &&&&&&&&&&&&0320.&&&&&0320 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0829.&&&&&0829 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Johnson County.svg
Knox County 083 Vincennes 1790 U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox &&&&&&&&&&039256.&&&&&039,256 &&&&&&&&&&&&0516.&&&&&0516 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01336.&&&&&01,336 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Knox County.svg
Kosciusko County 085 Warsaw 1835 Tadeusz Kościuszko &&&&&&&&&&074057.&&&&&074,057 &&&&&&&&&&&&0538.&&&&&0538 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01393.&&&&&01,393 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Kosciusko County.svg
Lagrange County 087 LaGrange 1832 The Marquis de la Fayette's home outside of Paris &&&&&&&&&&034909.&&&&&034,909 &&&&&&&&&&&&0598.&&&&&0598 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01549.&&&&&01,549 km²)
State map highlighting Lagrange County
Lake County 089 Crown Point 1835 Its location on Lake Michigan &&&&&&&&&0484564.&&&&&0484,564 &&&&&&&&&&&&0380.&&&&&0380 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0984.&&&&&0984 km²)
State map highlighting Lake County
LaPorte County 091 LaPorte 1836 LaPorte means the door or the port in the French language &&&&&&&&&0110106.&&&&&0110,106 &&&&&&&&&&&&0497.&&&&&0497 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01287.&&&&&01,287 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting LaPorte County.svg
Lawrence County 093 Bedford 1819 Capt. James Lawrence &&&&&&&&&&045922.&&&&&045,922 &&&&&&&&&&&&0449.&&&&&0449 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01163.&&&&&01,163 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Lawrence County.svg
Madison County 095 Anderson 1823 U.S. President James Madison &&&&&&&&&0133358.&&&&&0133,358 &&&&&&&&&&&&0452.&&&&&0452 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01171.&&&&&01,171 km²)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County 097 Indianapolis 1821 Gen. Francis Marion &&&&&&&&&0860454.&&&&&0860,454 &&&&&&&&&&&&0396.&&&&&0396 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01026.&&&&&01,026 km²)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County 099 Plymouth 1835 U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall &&&&&&&&&&045128.&&&&&045,128 &&&&&&&&&&&&0444.&&&&&0444 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01150.&&&&&01,150 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Marshall County.svg
Martin County 101 Shoals 1820 Maj. John T. Martin &&&&&&&&&&010369.&&&&&010,369 &&&&&&&&&&&&0336.&&&&&0336 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0870.&&&&&0870 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Martin County.svg
Miami County 103 Peru 1832 Miami Native American people &&&&&&&&&&036082.&&&&&036,082 &&&&&&&&&&&&0376.&&&&&0376 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0974.&&&&&0974 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Miami County.svg
Monroe County 105 Bloomington 1818 U.S. President James Monroe &&&&&&&&&0120563.&&&&&0120,563 &&&&&&&&&&&&0394.&&&&&0394 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01020.&&&&&01,020 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Monroe County.svg
Montgomery County 107 Crawfordsville 1822 Gen. Richard Montgomery &&&&&&&&&&037629.&&&&&037,629 &&&&&&&&&&&&0505.&&&&&0505 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01308.&&&&&01,308 km²)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County 109 Martinsville 1821 Gen. Daniel Morgan &&&&&&&&&&066689.&&&&&066,689 &&&&&&&&&&&&0406.&&&&&0406 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01052.&&&&&01,052 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Morgan County.svg
Newton County 111 Kentland 1857 Sgt. John Newton &&&&&&&&&&014566.&&&&&014,566 &&&&&&&&&&&&0402.&&&&&0402 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01041.&&&&&01,041 km²)
State map highlighting Newton County
Noble County 113 Albion 1835 James Noble, the first U.S. Senator from Indiana &&&&&&&&&&046275.&&&&&046,275 &&&&&&&&&&&&0411.&&&&&0411 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01064.&&&&&01,064 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Noble County.svg
Ohio County 115 Rising Sun 1844 The Ohio River &&&&&&&&&&&05623.&&&&&05,623 &&&&&&&&&&&&&087.&&&&&087 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0225.&&&&&0225 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Ohio County.svg
Orange County 117 Paoli 1815 Orange County, in turn named for the Dutch Protestant House of Orange &&&&&&&&&&019306.&&&&&019,306 &&&&&&&&&&&&0400.&&&&&0400 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01036.&&&&&01,036 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Orange County.svg
Owen County 119 Spencer 1818 Abraham Owen &&&&&&&&&&021786.&&&&&021,786 &&&&&&&&&&&&0385.&&&&&0385 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0997.&&&&&0997 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Owen County.svg
Parke County 121 Rockville 1821 Benjamin Parke, a delegate of Indiana Territory to the U.S. Congress &&&&&&&&&&017241.&&&&&017,241 &&&&&&&&&&&&0445.&&&&&0445 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01153.&&&&&01,153 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Parke County.svg
Perry County 123 Tell City 1814 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry &&&&&&&&&&018899.&&&&&018,899 &&&&&&&&&&&&0381.&&&&&0381 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0987.&&&&&0987 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Perry County.svg
Pike County 125 Petersburg 1816 Zebulon M. Pike &&&&&&&&&&012837.&&&&&012,837 &&&&&&&&&&&&0336.&&&&&0336 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0870.&&&&&0870 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Pike County.svg
Porter County 127 Valparaiso 1845 Capt. David Porter &&&&&&&&&0146798.&&&&&0146,798 &&&&&&&&&&&&0418.&&&&&0418 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01083.&&&&&01,083 km²)
State map highlighting Porter County
Posey County 129 Mount Vernon 1814 Thomas Posey, a governor of Indiana Territory &&&&&&&&&&027061.&&&&&027,061 &&&&&&&&&&&&0408.&&&&&0408 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01057.&&&&&01,057 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Posey County.svg
Pulaski County 131 Winamac 1835 Kazimierz Pułaski &&&&&&&&&&013755.&&&&&013,755 &&&&&&&&&&&&0434.&&&&&0434 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01124.&&&&&01,124 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Pulaski County.svg
Putnam County 133 Greencastle 1821 Gen. Israel Putnam &&&&&&&&&&036019.&&&&&036,019 &&&&&&&&&&&&0480.&&&&&0480 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01243.&&&&&01,243 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Putnam County.svg
Randolph County 135 Winchester 1818 Either Thomas Randolph, a soldier killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe, or for Randolph County &&&&&&&&&&027401.&&&&&027,401 &&&&&&&&&&&&0453.&&&&&0453 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01173.&&&&&01,173 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Randolph County.svg
Ripley County 137 Versailles 1816 Gen. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley &&&&&&&&&&026523.&&&&&026,523 &&&&&&&&&&&&0446.&&&&&0446 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01155.&&&&&01,155 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Ripley County.svg
Rush County 139 Rushville 1821 Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer the Declaration of Independence &&&&&&&&&&018261.&&&&&018,261 &&&&&&&&&&&&0408.&&&&&0408 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01057.&&&&&01,057 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Rush County.svg
St. Joseph County 141 South Bend 1830 St. Joseph River, which flows through it toward Lake Michigan &&&&&&&&&0265559.&&&&&0265,559 &&&&&&&&&&&&0457.&&&&&0457 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01184.&&&&&01,184 km²)
State map highlighting St. Joseph County
Scott County 143 Scottsburg 1820 Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&022960.&&&&&022,960 &&&&&&&&&&&&0190.&&&&&0190 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0492.&&&&&0492 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Scott County.svg
Shelby County 145 Shelbyville 1821 Gen. Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&043445.&&&&&043,445 &&&&&&&&&&&&0413.&&&&&0413 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01070.&&&&&01,070 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Shelby County.svg
Spencer County 147 Rockport 1818 Capt. Spier Spencer &&&&&&&&&&020391.&&&&&020,391 &&&&&&&&&&&&0399.&&&&&0399 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01033.&&&&&01,033 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Spencer County.svg
Starke County 149 Knox 1835 Gen. John Stark &&&&&&&&&&023556.&&&&&023,556 &&&&&&&&&&&&0309.&&&&&0309 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0800.&&&&&0800 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Starke County.svg
Steuben County 151 Angola 1835 Baron Frederick von Steuben &&&&&&&&&&033214.&&&&&033,214 &&&&&&&&&&&&0309.&&&&&0309 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0800.&&&&&0800 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Steuben County.svg
Sullivan County 153 Sullivan 1816 Daniel Sullivan &&&&&&&&&&021751.&&&&&021,751 &&&&&&&&&&&&0447.&&&&&0447 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01158.&&&&&01,158 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Sullivan County.svg
Switzerland County 155 Vevay 1814 The home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland &&&&&&&&&&&09065.&&&&&09,065 &&&&&&&&&&&&0221.&&&&&0221 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0572.&&&&&0572 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Switzerland County.svg
Tippecanoe County 157 Lafayette 1826 The Tippecanoe River and the Battle of Tippecanoe &&&&&&&&&0148955.&&&&&0148,955 &&&&&&&&&&&&0500.&&&&&0500 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01295.&&&&&01,295 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Tippecanoe County.svg
Tipton County 159 Tipton 1844 John Tipton &&&&&&&&&&016577.&&&&&016,577 &&&&&&&&&&&&0260.&&&&&0260 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0673.&&&&&0673 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Tipton County.svg
Union County 161 Liberty 1821 The union of parts of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne counties &&&&&&&&&&&07349.&&&&&07,349 &&&&&&&&&&&&0162.&&&&&0162 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0420.&&&&&0420 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Union County.svg
Vanderburgh County 163 Evansville 1818 Gibson County
Posey County
Warrick County
Henry Vanderburgh, a judge for Indiana Territory &&&&&&&&&0188922.&&&&&0188,922 &&&&&&&&&&&&0235.&&&&&0235 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0609.&&&&&0609 km²)
State map highlighting Vanderburgh County
Vermillion County 165 Newport 1824 The Vermillion River &&&&&&&&&&016788.&&&&&016,788 &&&&&&&&&&&&0257.&&&&&0257 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0666.&&&&&0666 km²)
State map highlighting Vermillion County
Vigo County 167 Terre Haute 1818 Francis Vigo &&&&&&&&&0105848.&&&&&0105,848 &&&&&&&&&&&&0403.&&&&&0403 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01044.&&&&&01,044 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Vigo County.svg
Wabash County 169 Wabash 1832 The Wabash River &&&&&&&&&&034960.&&&&&034,960 &&&&&&&&&&&&0413.&&&&&0413 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01070.&&&&&01,070 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Wabash County.svg
Warren County 171 Williamsport 1827 Dr. Joseph Warren &&&&&&&&&&&08419.&&&&&08,419 &&&&&&&&&&&&0365.&&&&&0365 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0945.&&&&&0945 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Warren County.svg
Warrick County 173 Boonville 1813 Gibson County Capt. Jacob Warrick &&&&&&&&&&059383.&&&&&059,383 &&&&&&&&&&&&0384.&&&&&0384 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0995.&&&&&0995 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Warrick County.svg
Washington County 175 Salem 1813 U.S. President George Washington &&&&&&&&&&027223.&&&&&027,223 &&&&&&&&&&&&0514.&&&&&0514 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01331.&&&&&01,331 km²)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 177 Richmond 1810 Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne &&&&&&&&&&071097.&&&&&071,097 &&&&&&&&&&&&0404.&&&&&0404 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01046.&&&&&01,046 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Wayne County.svg
Wells County 179 Bluffton 1835 Capt. William A. Wells &&&&&&&&&&027600.&&&&&027,600 &&&&&&&&&&&&0370.&&&&&0370 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0958.&&&&&0958 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Wells County.svg
White County 181 Monticello 1834 Capt. Isaac White &&&&&&&&&&025267.&&&&&025,267 &&&&&&&&&&&&0505.&&&&&0505 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01308.&&&&&01,308 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting White County.svg
Whitley County 183 Columbia City 1835 Col. William Whitley &&&&&&&&&&030707.&&&&&030,707 &&&&&&&&&&&&0336.&&&&&0336 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0870.&&&&&0870 km²)
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Whitley County.svg

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A quick illustration of Indiana County Formations

Defunct counties

See also

References

  • Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2007-04-30. - Counties, county seats, county formation, and areas
  • US Census Bureau. Geographic Comparison Table. Retrieved on 2007-04-27. - Populations
  • Indiana Counties. Indiana Historical Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-05-08. - Etymologies

External links

Lists of counties in the United States
(parishes in Louisiana; boroughs and census areas in Alaska)

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