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Spencer County is a county located in the state of Indiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 20,952. Spencer County was created on February 1, 1818. The county seat is Rockport. The county is named for Captain Spier Spencer, hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe.
The county is named for War of 1812 here Captain Spier Spencer, of Harrison County, who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Spencer County was organized by an act of the Legislature, which became effective on February 1, 1818. It was named for Capt. Spier Spencer, killed
at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.
Abraham Lincoln lived in Spencer county from 1816 to 1830, between the ages seven and twenty-one. His family moved to Illinois in 1830. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located at the site of the Lincoln family farm.
Spencer County is divided into 9 Civil Townships as follows: Carter, Clay, Grass, Hammond, Harrison, Huff, Jackson, Luce and Ohio.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 401 square miles (1,039 km2), of which 399 square miles (1,033 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) (0.64%) is water.
Spencer county is located in south Indiana. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: