Place:Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

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NameTippecanoe
Alt namesTippecanoesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.417°N 86.883°W
Located inIndiana, United States     (1826 - )
See alsoWabash, 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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Tippecanoe County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Indiana about 22 miles east of the Illinois state line. As of the 2010 census, the population was 172,780. The county seat and largest city is Lafayette. It was created in 1826 from Wabash County portion of New Purchase and unorganized territory.

Tippecanoe County was formed March 1, 1826, and named for the anglicization of "Kethtippecanoogi", a Miami people term meaning "place of the succor fish people." (Kriebel, Robert C. - Tippecanoe at 2000: A Hoosier County Recalls Its Past). The county is best known for Purdue University, the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, and the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, a structure built in 1881 and included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Tippecanoe County is part of the Lafayette, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The history of Tippecanoe County spans six distinct political and cultural periods: Native American lands from at least 8000BC, including the Mississippian culture, French occupation (part of New France beginning in 1670's), British occupation starting in 1763, part of the United States Northwest Territory in 1787, part of Indiana Territory in 1800, and finally part of the State of Indiana in 1816. The political organization of the county began in 1826 by act of the Indiana Legislature.

The first European explorers arrived in the 1670's and the first permanent settlement was Fort Ouiatenon by the French established in 1717. Lafayette was platted in 1825 and Purdue University founded in 1869.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1825 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 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
1830 7,187
1840 13,724
1850 19,377
1860 25,726
1870 33,515
1880 35,966
1890 35,078
1900 38,659
1910 40,063
1920 42,813
1930 47,535
1940 51,020
1950 74,473
1960 89,122
1970 109,378
1980 121,702
1990 130,598

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States

Research Tips

External links

www.rootswebs.com/~intippec


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