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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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Grant County, Indiana

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Grant County is a county located in the state of Indiana. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 70,061. Grant County was created on April 1, 1832. The county seat is Marion. The county is named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant, former American soldiers and early settlers .

Etymology - Origin of Grant County Name

 The county is named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky, killed by Indians in 1789.

Demographics:

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Grant County History

Grant County was formally organized April 1, 1832. It was named for Captains Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky.  Important paleontological discoveries, dating from the Pliocene epoch, have been made at the Pipe Creek Sinkhole in Grant County.

Grant County is divided into 12 Civil Townships as follows: Center, Fairmount, Franklin, Green, Jefferson, Liberty Mill, Monroe, Pleasant, Richland, Sims, Van Buren and Washington.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles (1,074 km2), of which 414 square miles (1,072 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2 km2) (0.20%) is water.

Grant county is located close to the center of Indiana.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Huntington County; Wells County
  • East: Blackford County
  • Southeast: Delaware County
  • South: Madison County
  • Southwest: Tipton County
  • West: Howard County
  • Northwest: Miami County; Wabash County

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