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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.

Warrick County, Indiana

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Warrick County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 59,689. Warrick County was created on March 9, 1813. The county seat is Boonville. The county is named for Captain Jacob Warrick, an Indiana militia company commander killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

Warrick County is the eastern part of the Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Warrick County Name

The county is named for War of 1812 hero Captain Jacob Warrick, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.


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Warrick County History

Warrick County was formed out of Gibson County on April 30, 1813. Crawford, Perry, Posey, Spencer, and Vanderburgh counties were all formed from Warrick County.

Warrick County is divided into 10 Civil Townships as follows: Anderson, Boon, Campbell, Greer, Hart, Lane, Ohio, Owen, Pigeon and Skelton.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 391 square miles (1,012 km2), of which 384 square miles (995 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) (1.74%) is water.

Warrick county is located in south Indiana.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Pike County
  • Northeast: Dubois County
  • Southeast: Spencer County; Daviess County, Ky.
  • Southwest: Henderson County, Ky.; Vanderburgh County
  • Northwest: Gibson County


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