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Wabash County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 32,888. Wabash County was created on March 1, 1835. The county seat is Wabash. The county is named for the Wabash River.
The county is named for the Wabash River.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Wabash County was formally organized March 1, 1835. It had previously been a part of what is now Huntington County.
It was named for the Wabash River.
The name "Wabash" is an English spelling of the French name for the river, "Ouabache." French traders named the river after the Miami Indian word for the river, "Wabashike" (prounounced "Wah-bah-she-keh"), the word for "pure white." Much of the river bottom is white limestone, now obscured by mud.
Wabash County is divided into 7 Civil Townships as follows: Chester, Lagro, Liberty, Noble, Paw Paw, Pleasant and Waltz.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 421 square miles (1,091 km2), of which 413 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20 km2) (1.88%) is water.
Wabash county is located in north Indiana. Much of the Wabash river bottom is white limestone, now hidden by mud.
Bordering counties are as follows: