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Table of Counties

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County

Origin of Name

Date of Organization

County Seat

Coordinator

Adams
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President John Quincy Adams March 1, 1836 Decatur Tim Singleton
Allen Colonel John Allen of Kentucky April 1, 1824

Fort Wayne

Linda Simpson
Bartholomew Gen. Joseph Bartholomew, U. S. Senator February 12, 1821

Columbus

 
Benton Thomas H. Benton, U. S. Senator February 18, 1840 Fowler  
Blackford Judge Isaac Blackford April 2, 1838 Hartford City  
Boone Daniel Boone April 1, 1830 Lebanon  
Brown Gen. Jacob Brown of War of 1812 April 1, 1836 Nashville  
Carroll Charles Carroll of Maryland May 1, 1828 Delphi  
Cass Gen. Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan April 14, 1829 Logansport Rebecca Miller
Clark Gen. George Rogers Clark February 3, 1801 Jeffersonville  
Clay Henry Clay April 1, 1825 Brazil  
Clinton DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York March 1, 1830 Frankfort  
Crawford Col. William Crawford March 1, 1818 English  
Daviess Col. Joseph H. Daviess February 15, 1817 Washington  
Dearborn Gen. Henry Dearborn, Sec. of War March 7, 1803 Lawrenceburg  
Decatur Commodore Stephen Decator March 4, 1822 Greensburg  
DeKalb Baron DeKalb May 1, 1837 Auburn  
Delaware Delaware Indian tribe April 1, 1827 Muncie  
Dubois Toussaint Dubois February 1, 1818 Jasper  
Elkhart Elkhart Indian tribe April 1,1830 Goshen  
Fayette Marquis de Lafayette January 1, 1819 Connersville  
Floyd Col. John Floyd of Virginia February 1, 1819 New Albany  
Fountain Maj. Fountain of Kentucky April 1, 1826 Covington  
Franklin Benjamin Franklin January 1, 1811 Brookville  
Fulton Robert Fulton April 1, 1836 Rochester  
Gibson John Gibson, Governor of Indiana Territory April 1, 1813 Princeton  
Grant Capts.. Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky April 1, 1831 Marion  
Greene Gen. Nathaniel Greene of American Revolution February 5, 1821 Bloomfield  
Hamilton Alexander Hamilton April 7, 1823 Noblesville  
Hancock John Hancock March 1, 1828 Greenfield  
Harrison William Henry Harrison, Territorial Governor December 1, 1808 Corydon  
Hendricks William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana April 1, 1824 Danville  
Henry Patrick Henry June 1, 1822 New Castle  
Howard Gen. T. A. Howard May 1, 1844 Kokomo  
Huntington Samuel Huntington February 2, 1832 Huntington  
Jackson
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Gen. Andrew Jackson January 1, 1816 Brownstown  
Jasper Sergeant William Jasper, Revolutionary War March 15, 1838 Rensselaer  
Jay John Jay, Governor of New York March 1, 1836 Portland  
Jefferson Thomas Jefferson January 1, 1811 Madison  
Jennings Jonathon Jennings, 1st Governor of Indiana February 1, 1817 Vernon  
Johnson Judge John Johnson, Indiana Supreme Court May 5, 1823 Franklin  
Knox Gen. Knox, Secretary of War June 20,1790 Vincennes  
Kosciusko Kosciusko, Hero of American Revolution June 1, 1836 Warsaw  
LaGrange Name of Lafayette's home near Paris April 1, 1832 LaGrange  
Lake Lake Michigan February 15, 1837 Crown Point  
La Porte French for "the door" or "the port" April 1, 1832 La Porte  
Lawrence Capt. James Lawrence March 16, 1818 Bedford  
Madison James Madison July 1, 1823 Anderson  
Marion Gen. Francis Marion April 1, 1822 Indianapolis Barbara Hutchinson
Marshall Chief Justice John Marshall April 1, 1836 Plymouth  
Martin Maj. John T. Martin of Kentucky February 1, 1820 Shoals  
Miami Miami Indian tribe March 1, 1834 Peru  
Monroe James Monroe April 10, 1818 Bloomington  
Montgomery Gen. Richard Montgomery March 1, 1823 Crawfordsville  
Morgan Gen. Daniel Morgan February 15, 1822 Martinsville  
Newton Sgt. John Newton December 8, 1859 Kentland  
Noble James Noble, 1st U. S. Senator from Indiana March 1, 1836 Albion  
Ohio Ohio River March 1, 1844 Rising Sun  
Orange Orange County, North Carolina February 1, 1816 Paoli  
Owen Col. Abraham Owen, Tippecanoe Battle casualty January 1, 1819 Spencer  
Parke Benjamin Parke, 1st territorial delegate to Congress April 2, 1821 Rockville  
Perry Commodore Oliver H. Perry November 1, 1814 Tell City  
Pike Gen. Zebulon M. Pike February 1, 1817 Petersburg Michael Aaron Pierce
Porter Commodore David Porter, War of 1812 February 1, 1836 Valparaiso  
Posey Gen.Thomas Posey November 1, 1814 Mt. Vernon  
Pulaski Count Casimir Pulaski, American Revolution May 6, 1839 Winamac  
Putnam Gen. Israel Putnam April 1, 1822 Greencastle  
Randolph Thomas Randolph or Randolph Co. North Carolina August 10, 1818 Winchester  
Ripley Gen. E. W. Ripley, War of 1812 April 10, 1818 Versailles  
Rush Dr. Benjamin Rush April 1, 1822 Rushville  
Scott Gen. Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky February 1, 1820 Scottsburg  
Shelby Isaac Shelby April 1, 1822 Shelbyville  
Spencer Capt. Spier Spencer February 1, 1818 Rockport  
Starke General Starke January 15, 1850 Knox  
St. Joseph St. Joseph River April 1, 1830 South Bend  
Steuben Baron Steuben of the Revolutionary War May 1, 1837 Angola  
Sullivan General Daniel Sullivan January 15, 1817 Sullivan  
Switzerland Switzerland, native land of first settlers October 1, 1814 Vevay  
Tippecanoe Tippecanoe River and battleground March 1, 1826 Lafayette  
Tipton Gen. John Tipton May 1, 1844 Tipton  
Union Symbolical of union of interests February 1, 1821 Liberty  
Vanderburgh Henry Vanderburgh, Territorial judge February 1, 1818 Evansville Christopher D. Myers
Vermillion Vermillion River February 1, 1824 Newport  
Vigo Col. Francis Vigo February 15, 1818 Terre Haute  
Wabash Wabash River March 1, 1835 Wabash  
Warren Gen. Joseph Warren, American Revolution March 1, 1827 Williamsport  
Warrick Capt. Jacob Warrick April 1, 1813 Boonville  
Washington George Washington January 17, 1814 Salem  
Wayne Gen. Anthony Wayne January 1, 1811 Richmond  
Wells Capt. William A. Wells May 1, 1837 Bluffton  
White Col. Isaac White April 1, 1834 Monticello  
Whitley Col. William Whitley April 1, 1838 Columbia City  

 

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