Place:Washington, Indiana, United States

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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 28,262. The county seat is Salem.

Washington County is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Early settlers

As early as 1802, a man named Frederick Royce lived among the Ox Indians at a place known as the Lick, two miles east of Salem and is probably the first white man to inhabit this county. He was a hunter-trader and salt manufacturer. In 1803, Thomas Hopper was the first to settle in this county near Hardinsburg.

Washington County was formed in 1814. It was named for U.S. President George Washington.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1814 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1814 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1815 Marriage 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
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
1820 9,039
1830 13,064
1840 15,269
1850 17,040
1860 17,909
1870 18,495
1880 18,955
1890 18,619
1900 19,409
1910 17,445
1920 16,645
1930 16,285
1940 17,008
1950 16,520
1960 17,819
1970 19,278
1980 21,932
1990 23,717

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External links

http://jerry.vigo.lib.in.us/washington


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