Origin of Indiana County Names

from the Indiana Division of the Indiana State Library

County
Adams
Allen
Bartholomew
Benton
Blackford
Boone
Brown
Carroll
Cass
Clark
Clay
Clinton
Crawford
Daviess
Dearborn
Decatur
DeKalb
Delaware
Duboi
Elkhart
Fayette
Floyd
Fountain
Franklin
Fulton
Gibson
Grant
Greene
Hamilton
Hancock
Harrison
Hendricks
Henry
Howard
Huntington
Jackson
Jasper
Jay
Jefferson
Jennings
Johnson
Knox
Kosciusko
LaGrange
Lake
La Porte
Lawrence
Madison
Marion
Marshall
Martin
Miami
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Newton
Noble
Ohio
Orange
Owen
Parke
Perry
Pike
Porter
Posey
Pulaski
Putnam
Randolph
Ripley
Rush
Scott
Shelby
Spencer
Starke
St. Joseph
Steuben
Sullivan
Switzerland
Tippecanoe
Tipton
Union
Vanderburgh
Vermillion
Vigo
Wabash
Warren
Warrick
Washington
Wayne
Wells
White
Whitley
Origin of Name
President John Quincy Adams
Colonel John Allen of Kentucky
Gen. Joseph Bartholomew, U. S. Senator
Thomas H. Benton, U. S. Senator
Judge Isaac Blackford
Daniel Boone
Gen. Jacob Brown of War of 1812
Charles Carroll of Maryland
Gen. Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan
Gen. George Rogers Clark
Henry Clay
DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York
Col. William Crawford
Col. Joseph H. Daviess
Gen. Henry Dearborn, Sec. of War
Commodore Stephen Decator
Baron DeKalb
Delaware Indian tribe
Toussaint Dubois
Elkhart Indian tribe
Marquis de Lafayette
Col. John Floyd of Virginia
Maj. Fountain of Kentucky
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Fulton
John Gibson, Governor of Indiana Territory
Capts.. Samuel and Moses Grant of Kentucky
Gen. Nathaniel Greene of American Revolution
Alexander Hamilton
John Hancock
William Henry Harrison, Territorial Governor
William Hendricks, Governor of Indiana
Patrick Henry
Gen. T. A. Howard
Samuel Huntington
Gen. Andrew Jackson
Sergeant William Jasper, Revolutionary War
John Jay, Governor of New York
Thomas Jefferson
Jonathon Jennings, 1st Governor of Indiana
Judge John Johnson, Indiana Supreme Court
Gen. Knox, Secretary of War
Kosciusko, Hero of American Revolution
Name of Lafayette's home near Paris
Lake Michigan
French for "the door" or "the port"
Capt. James Lawrence
James Madison
Gen. Francis Marion
Chief Justice John Marshall
Maj. John T. Martin of Kentucky
Miami Indian tribe
James Monroe
Gen. Richard Montgomery
Gen. Daniel Morgan
Sgt. John Newton
James Noble, 1st U. S. Senator from Indiana
Ohio River
Orange County, North Carolina
Col. Abraham Owen, Tippecanoe Battle casualty
Benjamin Parke, 1st territorial delegate to Congress
Commodore Oliver H. Perry
Gen. Zebulon M. Pike
Commodore David Porter, War of 1812
Gen.Thomas Posey
Count Casimir Pulaski, American Revolution
Gen. Israel Putnam
Thomas Randolph or Randolph Co. North Carolina
Gen. E. W. Ripley, War of 1812
Dr. Benjamin Rush
Gen. Charles Scott, Governor of Kentucky
Isaac Shelby
Capt. Spier Spencer
General Starke
St. Joseph River
Baron Steuben of the Revolutionary War
General Daniel Sullivan
Switzerland, native land of first settlers
Tippecanoe River and battleground
Gen. John Tipton
Symbolical of union of interests
Henry Vanderburgh, Territorial judge
Vermillion River
Col. Francis Vigo
Wabash River
Gen. Joseph Warren, American Revolution
Capt. Jacob Warrick
George Washington
Gen. Anthony Wayne
Capt. William A. Wells
Col. Isaac White
Col. William Whitley
Date of Organization
March1, 1836
April 1, 1824
February 12, 1821
February 18, 1840
April 2, 1838
April 1, 1830
April 1, 1836
May 1, 1828
April 14, 1829
February 3, 1801
April 1, 1825
March 1, 1830
March 1, 1818
February 15, 1817
March 7, 1803
March 4, 1822
May 1, 1837
April 1, 1827
February 1, 1818
April 1,1830
January 1, 1819
February 1, 1819
April 1, 1826
January 1, 1811
April 1, 1836
April 1, 1813
April 1, 1831
February 5, 1821
April 7, 1823
March 1, 1828
December 1, 1808
April 1, 1824
June 1, 1822
May 1, 1844
February 2, 1832
January 1, 1816
March 15, 1838
March 1, 1836
January 1, 1811
February 1, 1817
May 5, 1823
June 20,1790
June 1, 1836
April 1, 1832
February 15, 1837
April 1, 1832
March 16, 1818
July 1, 1823
April 1, 1822
April 1, 1836
February 1, 1820
March 1, 1834
April 10, 1818
March 1, 1823
February 15, 1822
December 8, 1859
March 1, 1836
March 1, 1844
February 1, 1816
January 1, 1819
April 2, 1821
November 1, 1814
February 1, 1817
February 1, 1836
November 1, 1814
May 6, 1839
April 1, 1822
August 10, 1818
April 10, 1818
April 1, 1822
February 1, 1820
April 1, 1822
February 1, 1818
January 15, 1850
April 1, 1830
May 1, 1837
January 15, 1817
October 1, 1814
March 1, 1826
May 1, 1844
February 1, 1821
February 1, 1818
February 1, 1824
February 15, 1818
March 1, 1835
March 1, 1827
April 1, 1813
January 17, 1814
January 1, 1811
May 1, 1837
April 1, 1834
April 1, 1838
County Seat
Decatur
Fort Wayne
Columbus
Fowler
Hartford City
Lebanon
Nashville
Delphi
Logansport
Jeffersonville
Brazil
Frankfort
English
Washington
Lawrenceburg
Greensburg
Auburn
Muncie
Jasper
Goshen
Connersville
New Albany
Covington
Brookville
Rochester
Princeton
Marion
Bloomfield
Noblesville
Greenfield
Corydon
Danville
New Castle
Kokomo
Huntington
Brownstown
Rensselaer
Portland
Madison
Vernon
Franklin
Vincennes
Warsaw
LaGrange
Crown Point
La Porte
Bedford
Anderson
Indianapolis
Plymouth
Shoals
Peru
Bloomington
Crawfordsville
Martinsville
Kentland
Albion
Rising Sun
Paoli
Spencer
Rockville
Tell City
Petersburg
Valparaiso
Mt. Vernon
Winamac
Greencastle
Winchester
Versailles
Rushville
Scottsburg
Shelbyville
Rockport
Knox
South Bend
Angola
Sullivan
Vevay
Lafayette
Tipton
Liberty
Evansville
Newport
Terre Haute
Wabash
Williamsport
Boonville
Salem
Richmond
Bluffton
Monticello
Columbia City