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Vanderburgh County is a county
located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population
was 179,703. Vanderburgh County was created on February
1, 1818. The county seat is in
Evansville. The county is named for Henry Vanderburgh,
a judge for Indiana Territory.
Vanderburgh County forms the core of the Evansville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Henry W. Vanderburgh, a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Indiana Territory.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Vanderburgh County was organized February 1, 1818 from Gibson, Posey, and Warrick Counties. It was named for Capt. Henry Vanderburgh, Revolutionary War veteran and judge for the Indiana Territory.
While Vanderburgh County was the seventh largest county in 2010 population with 179,703 people, it is also the eighth smallest county in area in Indiana and the smallest in Southwestern Indiana, covering only 236 sq mi. In 2012, the population was 180,835. Vanderburgh County is divided into 8 Civil Townships as follows: Armstrong, Center, German, Knight, Perry, Pigeon, Scott and Union.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 236 square miles (611 km2), of which 235 square miles (608 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) (0.49%) is water.
Vanderburgh county is located in southwest Indiana. Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and The Howell Wetlands are located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: