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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St. Joseph County Education, Geography, and History
St. JosephCounty is a county located in the state of Indiana. Census 2010 put the
population at 266,931. St. Joseph was created in 1830. The
countyseat is South Bend. The
county is named for the St. Joseph River which flows
through it toward Lake Michigan.
St. Joseph County is part of the South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of St. Joseph County Name
The county is named for the St. Joseph River which was itself named for the Catholic Saint, husband of the Virgin