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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.

Switzerland County, Indiana

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Switzerland County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 10,613. Switzerland County was created on October 1, 1814. The county seat is Vevay. The county is named for the home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland.

Etymology - Origin of Switzerland County Name

The county is named for the Country of Switzerland from which many of the early settlers of this area originated.


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Switzerland County History

Switzerland County was organized formally October 1, 1814 It was named for the home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland.

Switzerland County is divided into 6 Civil Townships as follows: Cotton, Craig, Jefferson, Pleasant, Posey and York.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 224 square miles (579 km2), of which 221 square miles (573 km2) is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) (1.05%) is water.

Switzerland county is located in southeast Indiana.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Ohio County; Boone County, Ky.
  • Southeast: Gallatin County, Ky.
  • Southwest: Carroll County, Ky.
  • West: Jefferson County
  • Northwest: Ripley County


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