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Hancock County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 70,002. Hancock County was
created on March 1, 1828. The county seat is Greenfield.
The county is named for John Hancock, first signer of
the Declaration of Independence.
Hancock County is included in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area
The county is named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence who is remembered for his large signature. It is said he wanted King George to be able to see it without his glasses!
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Hancock County was organized effective March 1, 1828. It was named for John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, who signed his name prominently to the Declaration of Independence
Hancock County is divided into 9 Civil Townships as follows: Blue River, Brandywine, Brown, Buck Creek, Center, Green, Jackson, Sugar Creek and Vernon
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 307 square miles (794 km2), of which 306 square miles (793 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2 km2) (0.20%) is water.
Hancock county is located close to the center of Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows: