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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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Hendricks County, Indiana

Hendricks County Education, Geography, and HistoryHendricks County, Indiana Courthouse

Hendricks County is a county located in the state of Indiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 145,448. Hendricks County was created on December 28, 1823. The county seat is Danville. The county is named for Governor of Indiana William Hendricks.

Hendricks County is the third largest county within the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hendricks County is currently the second fastest growing county in Indiana and 85th in the nation

Etymology - Origin of Hendricks County Name

The county is named for William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana when the county was organized.


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County Hendricks History

Hendricks County was organized by legislative act December 28, 1823, which was made effective by formal organization April 21, 1824. It was is named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks, who was serving at the time the County was formed.

Hendricks County is divided into 12 Civil Townships as follows: Brown, Center, Clay, Eel River, Franklin, Guilford, Liberty, Lincoln, Marion, Middle, Union and Washington.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles (1,059 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,058 km2) is land and 0 square miles (1 km2) (0.12%) is water.

Hendricks county is located close to the center of Indiana. Vandalia Trail and McCloud Nature Park are located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Boone County
  • East: Marion County
  • South: Morgan County
  • Southwest: Putnam County
  • Northwest: Montgomery County


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