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Thursday, May 28, 2009

COUNTIES of Indiana

County
FIPS Code[2]
County seat[3][4]
Established[3][4]
Origin
Etymology[4]
Population[5][3]
Area[3]
Map

Adams County
001
Decatur
1836
Adams New Purchase
U.S. President John Quincy Adams


Allen County
003
Fort Wayne
1824
Delaware New Purchase
Col. John Allen, Kentucky state senator


Bartholomew County
005
Columbus
1821
Jackson County and Delaware New Purchases
Lt. Col. Joseph Bartholomew

Benton County
007
Fowler
1840
Jasper County
Thomas H. Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri

Blackford County
009
Hartford City
1838
Jay County
Judge Isaac Blackford, Speaker of the Indiana General Assembly and Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court

Boone County
011
Lebanon
1830
Adams and Wabash New Purchases
Frontiersman Daniel Boone

Brown County
013
Nashville
1836
Bartholomew CountyJackson CountyMonroe County
General Jacob Brown


Carroll County
015
Delphi
1828
Adams and Wabash New Purchases
Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence


Cass County
017
Logansport
1829
Non-County Area
Gen. Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan Territory and U.S. Secretary of State

Clark County
019
Jeffersonville
1801
Knox County
General George Rogers Clark

Clay County
021
Brazil
1825
Owen CountyPutnam CountySullivan CountyVigo County
U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay

Clinton County
023
Frankfort
1830
Adams and Wabash New Purchases
DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York


Crawford County
025
English
1818
Orange CountyHarrison CountyPerry County
Col. William Crawford

Daviess County
027
Washington
1817
Knox County
Col. Joseph H. Daviess


Dearborn County
029
Lawrenceburg
1803
Clark County Hamilton County, OH
U.S. Secretary of War Henry Dearborn


Decatur County
031
Greensburg
1822
Delaware New Purchase
Commodore Stephen Decatur

DeKalb County
033
Auburn
1835
Non-County Area
Johann de Kalb


Delaware County
035
Muncie
1827
Delaware New Purchase
Delaware Native American people


Dubois County
037
Jasper
1818
Perry CountyPike County
Toussaint Dubois

Elkhart County
039
Goshen
1830
Non-County Area
Elkhart Native American people

Fayette County
041
Connersville
1819
Franklin Wayne County and Non-County Area
Marquis de la Fayette


Floyd County
043
New Albany
1819
Clark and Harrison Counties
Col. John Floyd, early settler Davis Floyd or early settler John Floyd

Fountain County
045
Covington
1826
Montgomery County and Wabash New Purchase
Maj. James Fontaine

Franklin County
047
Brookville
1811
Clark CountyDearborn CountyKnox County
Founding father Benjamin Franklin
Fulton County
049
Rochester
1836
Non-County Area
Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat

Gibson County
051
Princeton
1813
Knox County
John Gibson, secretary of the Indiana Territory


Grant County
053
Marion
1831
Formed from Madison County, Adams New Purchase and Un-Organized
Captains Samuel and Moses Grant


Greene County
055
Bloomfield
1821
Sullivan CountyNon-County Area
Gen. Nathanael Greene

Hamilton County
057
Noblesville
1823
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
Alexander Hamilton

Hancock County
059
Greenfield
1828
Formed from Madison County
John Hancock

Harrison County
061
Corydon
1808
Formed from Clark and Knox County
William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory and U.S. President


Hendricks County
063
Danville
1824
Formed from Delaware and Wabash New Purchase
Governor of Indiana William Hendricks

Henry County
065
New Castle
1822
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
Patrick Henry

Howard County
067
Kokomo
1844
Formed from Un-Organized (Formally Richardville)
Gen. Tilghman Howard, a U.S. Representative from Indiana


Huntington County
069
Huntington
1832
Formed from Adams New Purchase and Un-Organized
Samuel Huntington, signer the Declaration of Independence

Jackson County
071
Brownstown
1816
Formed from Clark, Jefferson and Washington
U.S. President Andrew Jackson

Jasper County
073
Rensselaer
1838
Formed from Wabash New Purchase
Sgt. William Jasper

Jay County
075
Portland
1836
Formed from Adams New Purchase
John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Jefferson County
077
Madison
1811
Formed from Clark, Dearborn and Knox County
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson

Jennings County
079
Vernon
1817
Formed from Jackson and Jefferson Counties
Jonathan Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana


Johnson County
081
Franklin
1823
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
John Johnson, a judge of the Indiana Supreme Court

Knox County
083
Vincennes
1790
Original County
U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox

Kosciusko County
085
Warsaw
1836
Formed from Un-Organized
Tadeusz Kościuszko

LaGrange County
087
LaGrange
1832
Formed from Un-Organized
The Marquis de la Fayette's home outside of Paris, France

Lake County
089
Crown Point
1837
Formed from Newton and Porter Counties
Its location on Lake Michigan


LaPorte County
091
LaPorte
1832
Formed from St. Joseph and Un-Organized
LaPorte means the door or the port in French


Lawrence County
093
Bedford
1818
Formed from Orange
Capt. James Lawrence

Madison County
095
Anderson
1823
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
U.S. President James Madison

Marion County
097
Indianapolis
1822
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
Gen. Francis Marion


Marshall County
099
Plymouth
1836
Formed from St. Joseph County
U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall


Martin County
101
Shoals
1820
Formed from Daviess and Dubois Counties
Maj. John T. Martin

Miami County
103
Peru
1834
Formed from Cass County and Un-Organized
Miami Native American people

Monroe County
105
Bloomington
1818
Formed from Orange County
U.S. President James Monroe


Montgomery County
107
Crawfordsville
1823
Formed from Wabash New Purchase
Gen. Richard Montgomery

Morgan County
109
Martinsville
1822
Formed from Delaware and Wabash New Purchase
Gen. Daniel Morgan

Newton County
111
Kentland
1859
Formed from Jasper County
Sgt. John Newton

Noble County
113
Albion
1836
Formed from Un-Organized
James Noble, the first U.S. Senator from Indiana

Ohio County
115
Rising Sun
1844
Formed from Dearborn County
The Ohio River

Orange County
117
Paoli
1816
Formed from Gibson, Knox and Washington
Orange County, North Carolina, in turn named for the Dutch Protestant House of Orange

Owen County
119
Spencer
1819
Formed from Daviess and Sullivan County
Abraham Owen

Parke County
121
Rockville
1821
Formed from Vigo County
Benjamin Parke, a delegate of Indiana Territory to the U.S. Congress

Perry County
123
Tell City
1814
Formed from Gibson and Warrick Counties
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

Pike County
125
Petersburg
1817
Formed from Gibson and Perry County
Zebulon M. Pike


Porter County
127
Valparaiso
1836
Formed from Un-Organized
Capt. David Porter

Posey County
129
Mount Vernon
1814
Formed from Warrick County
Thomas Posey, governor of Indiana Territory

Pulaski County
131
Winamac
1839
Formed from Un-Organized
Kazimierz Pułaski

Putnam County
133
Greencastle
1822
Formed from Owen County and Wabash New Purchase
Gen. Israel Putnam

Randolph County
135
Winchester
1818
Formed from Wayne County
Either Thomas Randolph, soldier killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe, or for Randolph County, North Carolina


Ripley County
137
Versailles
1818
Formed from Dearborn and Jefferson County
Gen. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley


Rush County
139
Rushville
1822
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer the Declaration of Independence

St. Joseph County
141
South Bend
1830
Formed from Un-Organized
St. Joseph River, which flows through it toward Lake Michigan

Scott County
143
Scottsburg
1820
Formed from Clark, Jefferson, Jennings and Washington Counties
Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky


Shelby County
145
Shelbyville
1822
Formed from Delaware New Purchase
Gen. Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky


Spencer County
147
Rockport
1818
Formed from Perry and Warrick Counties
Capt. Spier Spencer

Starke County
149
Knox
1850
Formed from St. Joseph County and Un-Organized
Gen. John Stark

Steuben County
151
Angola
1837
Formed from Un-Organized
Baron Frederick von Steuben

Sullivan County
153
Sullivan
1817
Formed from Knox
Daniel Sullivan, soldier

Switzerland County
155
Vevay
1814
Formed from Dearborn and Jefferson County
The home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland

Tippecanoe County
157
Lafayette
1826
Formed from Wabash New Purchase and Un-Organized
The Tippecanoe River and the Battle of Tippecanoe

Tipton County
159
Tipton
1844
Formed from Adams New Purchase and Un-Organized
John Tipton

Union County
161
Liberty
1821
Parts of Fayette, Franklin and Wayne counties
Union of parts of other counties

Vanderburgh County
163
Evansville
1818
Gibson CountyPosey CountyWarrick County
Henry Vanderburgh, a judge for Indiana Territory

Vermillion County
165
Newport
1824
Formed from Parke County and Wasbash New Purchase
The Vermillion River

Vigo County
167
Terre Haute
1818
Formed from Sullivan County
Francis Vigo

Wabash County
169
Wabash
1835
Formed from Adams New Purchase and Un-Organized
The Wabash River


Warren County
171
Williamsport
1827
Formed from Wabash New Purchase and Un-Organized
Dr. Joseph Warren


Warrick County
173
Boonville
1813
Knox County
Capt. Jacob Warrick

Washington County
175
Salem
1814
Clark, Harrison and Knox Counties
U.S. President George Washington


Wayne County
177
Richmond
1811
Formed from Clark, Dearborn and Knox
Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne

Wells County
179
Bluffton
1837
Formed from Adams New Purchase
Capt. William A. Wells

White County
181
Monticello
1834
Formed from Wabash New Purchase and Un-Organized
Capt. Isaac White

Whitley County
183
Columbia City
1838
Formed from Un-Organized
Col. William Whitley

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