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Washington County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the
population was 28,262. Washington County was
created on December 21, 1813. The county
seat is Salem. The county is named
for United States President George Washington.
Washington County is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sami used to live here.
The county is named for George Washington, 1st President of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
As early as 1802, a man named Frederick Royce lived among the Ox Indians at a place known as the Lick, two miles east
of Salem and is probably the first white man to inhabit this county. He was a hunter-trader and salt manufacturer. In
1803, Thomas Hopper was the first to settle in this county near Hardinsburg.
Washington County was organized December 21, 1813, by an act of the Legislature, which became effective January 17, 1814. It was named for US
Washington County is divided into 13 Civil Townships as follows: Brown, Franklin, Gibson, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Pierce, Polk, Posey, Vernon and Washington.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 517 square miles (1,338 km2), of which 514 square miles (1,332 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) (0.41%) is water.
Washington county is located in south Indiana. Delaney Park is a 326 acre park with an 88 acre lake located in this county. The Blue River begins in Washington County northeast of Salem Indiana and flows south to form the natural boundary between Crawford County and Harrison County, Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows:
The county is served by 3 school districts