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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HancockCounty 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 countyseat 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
Etymology - Origin of Hancock County Name
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!