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Indiana CountiesIndiana is divided into 92 counties. The oldest and newest Counties in Indiana are Knox County (created 1790) and Newton County (created 1857).
The largest county is Allen (657 sq. mi.) and the smallest is Ohio (87 sq. mi.). According to the Indiana Constitution, no county may be created of less than 400 square miles, nor may any county smaller than this be further reduced in size.
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.
Hendricks County, Indiana
Hendricks County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana when the county was organized.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Hendricks County was organized by legislative act December 28, 1823, which was made effective by formal organization April 21, 1824. It was is named for Indiana Governor William Hendricks, who was serving at the time the County was formed.
Hendricks County is divided into 12 Civil Townships as follows: Brown, Center, Clay, Eel River, Franklin, Guilford, Liberty, Lincoln, Marion, Middle, Union and Washington.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles (1,059 kmē), of which 408 square miles (1,058 kmē) is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) (0.12%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
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