Place:Knox, Indiana, United States

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NameKnox
Alt namesKnoxsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.75°N 87.4°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1790 - )
See alsoClark, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Crawford, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Daviess, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Dubois, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Gibson, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Jackson, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Lawrence, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Martin, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Monroe, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Orange, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Owen, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Perry, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Pike, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Posey, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Spencer, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Sullivan, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Vanderburgh, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Vigo, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Warrick, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Knox County is a county located in Indiana in the United States. It was one of two original counties created in the old Northwest Territory in 1790 and was reduced to its present size in 1817. As of 2010, the population was 38,440. The county seat is Vincennes.

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History

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In 1790, Winthrop Sargent, Secretary of Northwest Territory, organized the first Indiana county, Knox County. It was named for Major General Henry Knox, U.S. Secretary of War.

Knox County was one of the original counties of the Northwest Territory and was created prior to the formation of the Indiana Territory. When it was created, Knox County extended to Canada and encompassed all or part of the present states of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. When the Illinois Territory was formed in 1809, the portions of Knox County beyond the Wabash River became a part of Illinois.

Many of Knox Country townships and lots were surveyed with the French system, which goes towards non-cardinal compass points. Knox and Clark counties are the only ones laid out in this fashion.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1783 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1801 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1806 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 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
1800 2,517
1810 7,945
1820 5,437
1830 6,525
1840 10,657
1850 11,084
1860 16,056
1870 21,562
1880 26,324
1890 28,044
1900 32,746
1910 39,183
1920 46,195
1930 43,813
1940 43,973
1950 43,415
1960 41,561
1970 41,546
1980 41,838
1990 39,884

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~inknox


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