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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ClintonCounty is a county located
in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was
33,224. Clinton County was created on March 1,
1830. The countyseat is Frankfort.
This county is named for DeWitt Clinton, Governor of
Etymology - Origin of Clinton County Name
The county is named for DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York.
Clinton County officially came into existence on March 1, 1830, and was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, the seventh
Governor of New York State and architect of the Erie Canal. The act forming the county was approved by the Indiana
General Assembly on January 29, 1830, and created Clinton from the eastern parts of neighboring Tippecanoe County.
Clinton County is divided into 14 Civil Townships as follows: Center, Forest, Jackson, Johnson, Kirklin, Madison,
Michigan, Owen, Perry, Ross, Sugar Creek, Union, Warren and Washington
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 405 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 405
square miles (1,049 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) (0.04%) is water.
Clinton county is located close to the center of Indiana. Dorner Park
and Gem City Park are a few of the parks located in this county.