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Whitley County is a county located in the state of Indiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 33,292. Whitley County was created on January 29, 1839. The county seat is Columbia City. The county is named for Colonel William Whitley, hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe.
The county is named for Colonel William Whitley, a Kentucky pioneer who was distinguished for his bravery, he fell, in the Battle of the Thames at the age of sixty-four.
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Whitley County was organized by an act of the Legislature on January 29, 1839, which became effective April 1, 1839. It was named for Col. William Whitley, who was killed at the decisive American victory at the Battle of the Thames in the War of 1812
Whitley County is divided into 9 Civil Townships as follows: Cleveland, Columbia, Etna-Troy, Jefferson, Richland, Smith, Thorn Creek, Union and Washington; originally Etna-Troy was divided into individual townships named Etna and Troy.
The county has the highest county number (92) on Indiana license plates, as it is alphabetically the last in the list of counties.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 338 square miles (875 km2), of which 336 square miles (869 km2) is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) (0.70%) is water.
Whitley county is located in northeast Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows: