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Indiana is divided into ninety-two counties. The oldest and newest Counties in Indiana are Knox County (created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857).Many Indiana counties are named for the US Founding Fathers and personalities of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and Battle of Tippecanoe; early leaders of Indiana Territory and Indiana, as well as surrounding states like Michigan and Kentucky; plus Native American tribes and geographical features.

Marshall County, Indiana

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Marshall County is a county located in the state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded the population at 47,051. Marshall County was created on February 7, 1835. The county seat is Plymouth. The county is named for United States Chief Justice John Marshall.

Etymology - Origin of Marshall County Name

The county is named for John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.


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Marshall County History

Marshall County was formally organized on April 1, 1836 It was named for US Chief Justice John Marshall, who died in 1835.

Marshall County is divided into 10 Civil Townships as follows: Bourbon, Center, German, Green, North, Polk, Tippecanoe, Union, Walnut and West.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 450 square miles (1,165 km2), of which 444 square miles (1,151 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15 km2) (1.26%) is water.

Marshall county is located in north Indiana. The Yellow River flows through northern, central, and western portions of Marshall County, past Plymouth. The Tippecanoe River flows through the southeastern part of the county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: St. Joseph County
  • Northeast: Elkhart County
  • Southeast: Kosciusko County
  • South: Fulton County
  • Southwest: Pulaski County
  • West: Starke County


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