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Jennings County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 28,525. Jennings County was created on February 1, 1817. The county seat is Vernon. The county is named for Jonathan Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana.
The county in named for Jonathan Jennings who was Indiana's First Governor.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Jennings County was organized effective February 1, 1817 It was named for the first Governor of Indiana and a nine term congressman, Jonathan Jennings. Jennings was governor when the county was organized
Jennings County is divided into 11 Civil Townships as follows: Bigger, Campbell, Center, Columbia, Geneva, Lovett, Marion, Montgomery, Sand Creek, Spencer and Vernon.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 378 square miles (980 km2), of which 377 square miles (977 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) (0.30%) is water.
Jennings county is located in southeast Indiana. The county is a rural
area with a majority of
the county consisting of personal farms and woodlands. The county is conveniently located in the center of an imaginary triangle
consisting of Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY and requires only 1 1/4 hour drive time to any of
these urban centers.
The county is also home to the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, located just outside North Vernon, at which various training exercises and scenarios are conducted for homeland security and other similar purposes.
Bordering counties are as follows: