Place:Jay, Indiana, United States

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NameJay
Alt namesJaysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.433°N 84.967°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1835 - )
See alsoRandolph, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Jay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 21,253. The county seat is Portland.

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History

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Jay County was formed in 1836. It is the only county in the United States named for John Jay, co-author of the Federalist Papers, Secretary of Foreign Affairs under the Articles of Confederation, and first Chief Justice of the United States. John Jay died in 1829.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1835 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 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
1840 3,863
1850 7,047
1860 11,399
1870 15,000
1880 19,282
1890 23,478
1900 26,818
1910 24,961
1920 23,318
1930 20,846
1940 22,601
1950 23,157
1960 22,572
1970 23,575
1980 23,239
1990 21,512

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External links

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