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Indiana Counties

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.

Miami County, Indiana

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Miami County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 36,903. Miami County was created on March 1, 1834. The county seat is Peru. The county is named for Miami Native American people.

Etymology - Origin of Miami County Name

The county is named for the Miami Indian Tribe.


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Miami County History

Miami County was officially organized March 1, 1834. It was named for the Miami, a Native American people, many of whom still live in this area

Miami County is divided into 14 Civil Townships as follows: Allen, Butler, Clay, Deer Creek, Erie, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Peru, Pipe Creek, Richland, Union and Washington.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 377 square miles (977 km2), of which 376 square miles (973 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) (0.46%) is water.

Miami county is located in north Indiana. Maple Ridge Reserve, Stillwater Prairie Reserve, and Twin Arch Reserve are located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Wabash County
  • Southeast: Grant County
  • South: Howard County
  • West: Cass County
  • Northwest: Fulton County


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