Place:Spencer, Indiana, United States

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NameSpencer
Alt namesSpencersource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.0°N 87.033°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1818 - )
See alsoKnox, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Spencer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,952. The county seat is Rockport.

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History

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Spencer County was formed in 1818 from parts of Warrick County and Perry County. It was named for Captain Spier Spencer, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

The Spencer County courthouse was built in 1921. It is the fifth courthouse to serve the county.

Abraham Lincoln lived in Spencer County from 1816 to 1830, between the ages seven and twenty-one. His family moved to Illinois in 1830. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located at the site of the Lincoln family farm.

Other attractions in the county include the town of Santa Claus and Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Saint Meinrad Archabbey is located at the northeastern corner of Spencer County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1818 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 1,882
1830 3,196
1840 6,305
1850 8,616
1860 14,556
1870 17,998
1880 22,122
1890 22,060
1900 22,407
1910 20,676
1920 18,400
1930 16,713
1940 16,211
1950 16,174
1960 16,074
1970 17,134
1980 19,361
1990 19,490

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External links

www.ingenweb.org/spencer


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