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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PoseyCounty is a county located in the southwestern corner of the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 25,910. Posey County was created
on November 1, 1814. The countyseat is Mount Vernon.
The county is named for Thomas Posey, governor of
Posey County is part of the Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Posey County Name
The county is named for Revolutionary War hero Thomas Posey who later became United States Senator from Louisiana and
Indiana Territory Governor.