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Tippecanoe County is a county located in the northwest quadrant of the state of Indiana. Based on the 2010 census, the
172,780. Tippecanoe County was created on March 1,
1826. The county seat is Lafayette.
The county is named for the Tippecanoe River and the
Battle of Tippecanoe.
Tippecanoe County is part of the Lafayette, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for its proximity to the Tippecanoe River and/or the War of 1812 Battle of Tippecanoe; the Commander, William H. Harrison, became the 9th President of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Tippecanoe County was formed March 1, 1826, and named for the anglicization of "Kethtippecanoogi", a Miami term meaning "place of the succor fish people." (Kriebel, Robert C. - Tippecanoe at 2000: A Hoosier County Recalls Its Past). The county is best known for the Battle of Tippecanoe and Purdue University. The Tippecanoe County Courthouse, built in 1881, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tippecanoe County is divided into 13 Civil Townships as follows: Fairfield, Jackson, Lauramie, Perry, Randolph, Sheffield, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Union, Wabash,Washington, Wayne and Wea.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 503 square miles (1,303 km2). 500 square miles (1,294 km2) of it is land and 8 km2 (3sq mi) of it (0.65%) is water.
Tippecanoe county is located close to the center of Indiana. Fairfield Lakes is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Public schools in rural/suburban Tippecanoe County are administered by the Tippecanoe School Corporation, while those in the cities are under either the Lafayette School Corporation or West Lafayette Community School Corporation. Purdue and Ivy Tech each have campuses at other sites in Indiana.
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana