Place:Wabash, Indiana, United States

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NameWabash
Alt namesWabashsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.85°N 85.783°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1820 - )
See alsoAllen, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Boone, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Carroll, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Cass, Indiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Clinton, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Fountain, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hendricks, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Montgomery, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Morgan, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Parke, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Putnam, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Vermillion, Indiana, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Warren, Indiana, United StatesChild 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


Wabash is the name of both a former and a current county in Indiana.

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Former County

Wabash County (unorganized) was reported in 1820. Its 1820 area was included in 1830 in Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Hendricks, Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Vermillion, and (in small part) Clay. The present-day Wabash County was formed in 1832.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 147

Current County

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Wabash County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 32,888. The county seat is Wabash.

History

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The area was inhabited for thousands of years by cultures of indigenous peoples. French explorers and traders encountered the historical Miami Native Americans beginning in the 17th century.

Wabash County was established in 1835, when settlement increased after the American Revolution. They named it after the Wabash River. The name "Wabash" is an English spelling of the earlier French name for the river, Ouabache. French traders derived the French version from the Indian name for the river, Wabashike (pronounced "Wah-bah-she-keh") (meaning "pure white".) Much of the river bottom is white limestone, now obscured by mud.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 Marriage 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
1847 Probate 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 2,756
1850 12,138
1860 17,547
1870 21,305
1880 25,241
1890 27,126
1900 28,235
1910 26,926
1920 27,231
1930 25,170
1940 26,601
1950 29,047
1960 32,605
1970 35,553
1980 36,640
1990 35,069

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~inwabash/


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