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Tipton County is located in central Indiana, north of the state capital of Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, the
15,936. Tipton County was created on May 1, 1844. The
county seat is Tipton. The county is
named for John Tipton, United States Senator.
The county is named for War of 1812 hero John Tipton who was a veteran of the Battle of Tippecanoe and at the time of his death in 1839 a United States Senator.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Tipton County was organized May 1, 1844. It was named for John Tipton, a soldier of the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. Tipton served as United States Senator for Indiana from 1831 until shortly before his death in 1839. The county has four incorporated towns with a total population of about 7,000, as well as many small unincorporated communities. Three Indiana state roads and one US Route cross the county, as do two railroad lines.
Tipton County is divided into 6 Civil Townships as follows: Cicero, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Prairie and Wildcat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 260 square miles (674 km2), of which 260 square miles (674 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) (0.01%) is water.
Tipton county is located close to the center of Indiana. Most of the county consists of level plains with elevations from 850 feet (260 m) to 900 feet (270 m) above sea level.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Tipton County has six schools, managed by three school corporations