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Martin County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 10,334. Martin County was created on February 1, 1820. The county seat is Shoals. The county is named for Major John T. Martin, hero of the War of 1812.
The county is named for Major John T. Martin of Newport, Kentucky.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Originally a part of Daviess County, Martin was organized as a separate county February 1, 1820. It was named for Maj. John T. Martin of Newport, Kentucky
Martin County is divided into 9 Civil Townships as follows: Baker, Brown, Center, Halbert, Lost River, McCameron, Mitcheltree, Perry and Rutherford. The township once known as Columbia in now included mostly in Halbert Township although small portions are included in Center and Lost River Townships.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 341 square miles (882 km2), of which 336 square miles (871 km2) is land and 4 square miles (11 km2) (1.29%) is water.
Martin county is located in south Indiana. Part of the county belongs to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, and about a quarter of the county belongs to Hoosier National Forest.
Bordering counties are as follows: