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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.
Warren County, Indiana
Warren County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for Revolutionary War hero General Joseph Warren, who fell in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
The county was established March 1, 1827 by the Indiana General Assembly. It was named for Dr. Joseph Warren, killed
in 1775 at the Battle of Bunker Hill, in which he fought as a private because his commission as a general had not yet
taken effect. The short-lived town of Warrenton was the original Warren County seat, chosen by commissioners in March
1828. The next year, however, an act was passed calling for it to be relocated, and in June 1829 it was moved to
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 367 square miles (949 kmē); 365 square miles (945 kmē) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 kmē) of it (0.47%) 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!"