Place:Whitley, Indiana, United States

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NameWhitley
Alt namesWhitleysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.15°N 85.483°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1835 - )
See alsoAllen, 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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Whitley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,292. The county seat is Columbia City. The county has the highest county number (92) on Indiana license plates, as it is alphabetically the last in the list of counties.

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History

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Whitley County was formed in 1838. It was named for Col. William Whitley, who was killed at the decisive American victory at the Battle of the Thames in the War of 1812.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1813 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1835 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 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
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Court 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 1,237
1850 5,190
1860 10,730
1870 14,399
1880 16,941
1890 17,768
1900 17,328
1910 16,892
1920 15,660
1930 15,931
1940 17,001
1950 18,828
1960 20,954
1970 23,395
1980 26,215
1990 27,651

Research Tips

Genealogical Society of Whitley County has a large number of free online vital and legal record indexes, cemetery transcriptions, and even some original documents. A good place to start is by doing a search of their site for a family name.

A Survey of Historic Sites and Structures for Whitley County is freely available online from the Indiana State Library.

The local Peabody Public Library is a great place to start your in-person research.

External links

www.countyhistory.com/whitley


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