Marshall County, Indiana

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Indiana county number 50

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county seat is Plymouth[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 450 square miles (1,165 km²), of which 444 square miles (1,151 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) (1.26%) is water. The Yellow River flows through northern, central, and western portions of Marshall County, past Plymouth; the Tippecanoe River flows through the southeastern part of the county.[2]

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History

Marshall County was formed in 1836. It was named for U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall, who died in 1835.[3] Marshall County is notable as the starting point in 1838 of the Potawatomi Trail of Death, which was the forced removal by United States forces of 859 members of the Potawatomi nation from to the location of present-day Osawatomie, Kansas, a distance of 660 miles (1,060 km).

Government

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

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