Place:Daviess, Indiana, United States

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Daviess County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 31,648. The county seat is Washington. Daviess County switched to the Central Time Zone on April 2, 2006. It has returned to the Eastern Time Zone as of November 4, 2007. [1]

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History

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Daviess County was formed in 1817. It was named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The settlement of the county began along the White River that afforded farmers a convenient means to transport their crops for sale. The county was originally heavily forested in the northeast leading to a thriving timber industry during the first half of the 1800s. Daviess County shares its namesake with another nearby Daviess County of Kentucky. Both Counties are in the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-State Area. Daviess County is prounced while its Kentucky counterpart is pronounced . However, most residents pronounce it .

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1817 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 3,432
1830 4,543
1840 6,720
1850 10,352
1860 13,323
1870 16,747
1880 21,552
1890 26,227
1900 29,914
1910 27,747
1920 26,856
1930 25,832
1940 26,163
1950 26,762
1960 26,636
1970 26,602
1980 27,836
1990 27,533

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