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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GreeneCounty is a county in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 33,165. Greene County was
created on February 5, 1821. The countyseat is Bloomfield. The county is named
for General Nathanael Greene, hero of the American Revolutionary War.
Greene County is part of the Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Greene County Name
The county is named for General Nathaniel Greene, a participant in the American
Greene County was organized effective February 5, 1821. It was named for General Nathanael Greene, who commanded the
southern theater in the Revolutionary War, eventually forcing Cornwallis to retreat to Yorktown.
Greene County is divided into 15 Civil Townships as follows: Beech Creek, Cass, Center, Fairplay, Grant,
Highland, Jackson, Jefferson, Richland, Smith, Stafford, Stockton, Taylor, Washington and Wright.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 546 square miles (1,414 km2), of which 542
square miles (1,403 km2) is land and 4 square miles (11 km2) (0.77%) is water.