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Ripley County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 28,818. Ripley County was created on April 10, 1818. The county seat is Versailles. The county is named for General E. W. Ripley, hero of the War of 1812.
The county is named for War of 1812 hero General E. W. Ripley who later represented Louisiana in the United States Congress.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Ripley County was organized April 10, 1818. It was named for General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, an officer in the War of 1812, who was mainly remembered for the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the Siege of Fort Erie, in 1814.
Ripley County is divided into 11 Civil Townships as follows: Adams, Brown, Center, Delaware, Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Laughery, Otter Creek, Shelby and Washington
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 448 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 446 square miles (1,156 km2) is land and 2 square miles (4 km2) (0.35%) is water.
Ripley county is located in southeast Indiana. Part of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge is in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: