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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
Danville. The county is named for Governor of Indiana
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
The county is named for William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana when the county was organized.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Bordering counties are as follows: