Counties and county seats of Indiana; Adams County - Decatur Allen County - Fort Wayne Bartholomew County - Columbus Benton County - Fowler Blackford County -. Indiana County government consists of two agencies, the county council and the commissioners. Many Indiana counties are named after the founding fathers of the United States and the personalities of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Battle of Tippecanoe; the first leaders of the territory of Indiana and Indiana, as well as of surrounding states such as Michigan and Kentucky; in addition to tribes native American and geographical features. The state of Indiana is divided into 92 counties.
Explore the Indiana County map, the list of all counties along with their county seats in alphabetical order and their population, areas and date of formation. The most populous county in Indiana is Marion County, with 860,454 inhabitants. The smallest county in terms of area and least population is Ohio County. There are approximately more than 600 cities in the state.
Among them, the most prominent are Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville and South Bend and many more. The richest city in the state of Indiana is Zionsville. Indiana follows a constitutional democratic republican form of government. This form of government usually has three branches on which state power rests.
They are the executive branch that has an elected governor and lieutenant governor, the legislative branch that has the General Assembly, and the judiciary in which the Indiana Supreme Court forms part together with the Court of Appeals and other courts. Indiana counties play a vital role for local government. The county government consists of the County Council, the Board of Commissioners and other boards. Each county has its own circuit court.
The state of Indiana has 92 counties. This is a list of Indiana counties and county seats in alphabetical order along with their population, areas and date of formation. Many of the last counties were formed after the acquisition and dissolution of the Miami Grand Reserve (which encompasses present-day Howard County and parts of the surrounding counties) between 1834 and 1840. In Indiana, the most common number associated with counties is the state's county code, which is a sequential number based on the alphabetical order of the county.
The oldest counties are generally located in the south, near the Ohio River, while the newer ones are in the north, in territory acquired later.