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Indiana Counties
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Indiana Counties

Indiana is divided into ninety-two counties. The oldest and newest Counties in Indiana are Knox County (created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857).Many Indiana counties are named for the US 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.

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Indiana Counties: History and Information

Find a brief history of Indiana CountiesBrief history of Indiana Counties: Flags of Our Nation

The State of Indiana was the 19th US state admitted into the union. It is located in the northeastern region of the United States of America. With about 6.3 million residents, it is ranked 15th in population and 17th in population density. Indiana is ranked 38th in land area and is the smallest contiguous state west of the Appalachian Mountains. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis.

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.

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

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.

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County 2000
Population
Square
Miles
County Seat Created
Adams County 33,625 339 Decatur 1835
Allen County 331,849 657 Fort Wayne 1823
Bartholomew County 71,435 407 Columbus 1821
Benton County 9,421 406 Fowler 1840
Blackford County 14,048 165 Hartford City 1838
Boone County 46,107 423 Lebanon 1830
Brown County 14,957 312 Nashville 1836
Carroll County 20,165 372 Delphi 1828
Cass County 40,930 413 Logansport 1828
Clark County 96,472 375 Jeffersonville 1801
Clay County 26,556 358 Brazil 1825
Clinton County 33,866 405 Frankfort 1830
Crawford County 10,743 306 English
Daviess County 29,820 431 Washington 1816
Dearborn County 46,109 305 Lawrenceburg 1803
Decatur County 24,555 373 Greensburg 1821
DeKalb County 40,285 363 Auburn 1835
Delaware County 118,769 393 Muncie 1827
Dubois County 39,674 430 Jasper 1817
Elkhart County 182,791 464 Goshen 1830
Fayette County 25,588 215 Connersville
Floyd County 70,823 148 New Albany 1819
Fountain County 17,954 396 Covington 1825
Franklin County 22,151 386 Brookville 1810
Fulton County 20,511 368 Rochester 1835
Gibson County 32,500 489 Princeton 1813
Grant County 73,403 414 Marion 1831
Greene County 33,157 542 Bloomfield 1821
Hamilton County 182,740 398 Noblesville 1823
Hancock County 55,391 306 Greenfield 1827
Harrison County 34,325 485 Corydon 1808
Hendricks County 104,093 408 Danville 1823
Henry County 48,508 393 New Castle 1821
Howard County 84,964 293 Kokomo 1844
Huntington County 38,075 383 Huntington 1832
Jackson County 41,335 509 Brownstown 1815
Jasper County 30,043 560 Rensselaer 1835
Jay County 21,806 384 Portland 1835
Jefferson County 31,705 361 Madison 1810
Jennings County 27,554 377 Vernon 1816
Johnson County 115,209 320 Franklin 1822
Knox County 39,256 516 Vincennes 1790
Kosciusko County 74,057 538 Warsaw 1835
La Porte County 110,106 598 La Porte 1832
LaGrange County 34,909 380 LaGrange 1832
Lake County 484,564 497 Crown Point 1836
Lawrence County 45,922 449 Bedford 1819
Madison County 133,358 452 Anderson 1823
Marion County 860,454 396 Indianapolis 1821
Marshall County 45,128 444 Plymouth 1835
Martin County 10,369 336 Shoals 1820
Miami County 36,082 376 Peru 1832
Monroe County 120,563 394 Bloomington
Montgomery County 37,629 505 Crawfordsville 1823
Morgan County 66,689 406 Martinsville 1821
Newton County 14,566 402 Kentland 1857
Noble County 46,275 411 Albion 1835
Ohio County 5,623 87 Rising Sun 1844
Orange County 19,306 400 Paoli 1815
Owen County 21,786 385 Spencer
Parke County 17,241 445 Rockville 1821
Perry County 18,899 381 Tell City 1814
Pike County 12,837 336 Petersburg 1816
Porter County 146,798 418 Valparaiso 1835
Posey County 27,061 408 Mount Vernon 1814
Pulaski County 13,755 434 Winamac 1835
Putnam County 36,019 480 Greencastle 1821
Randolph County 27,401 453 Winchester
Ripley County 26,523 446 Versailles 1816
Rush County 18,261 408 Rushville 1821
Scott County 22,960 190 Scottsburg 1820
Shelby County 43,445 413 Shelbyville 1821
Spencer County 20,391 399 Rockport
St. Joseph County 265,559 457 South Bend 1830
Starke County 23,556 309 Knox 1835
Steuben County 33,214 309 Angola 1835
Sullivan County 21,751 447 Sullivan 1816
Switzerland County 9,065 221 Vevay 1814
Tippecanoe County 148,955 500 Lafayette 1826
Tipton County 16,577 260 Tipton 1844
Union County 7,349 162 Liberty 1821
Vanderburgh County 171,922 235 Evansville
Vermillion County 16,788 257 Newport 1824
Vigo County 105,848 403 Terre Haute
Wabash County 34,960 413 Wabash 1832
Warren County 8,419 365 Williamsport 1827
Warrick County 52,383 384 Boonville 1813
Washington County 27,223 514 Salem 1813
Wayne County 71,097 404 Richmond 1810
Wells County 27,600 370 Bluffton 1835
White County 25,267 505 Monticello 1834
Whitley County 30,707 336 Columbia City 1835
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