Martin County, Indiana

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Martin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 10,369. The county seat is Shoals[1]. On April 2, 2006, Martin County switched to the Central Time Zone. [2] Their petition to return to the Eastern Time Zone also caused five other counties to follow suit. It returned to the Eastern Time Zone on November 4, 2007.

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Education

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 341 square miles (882 km²), of which 336 square miles (871 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) (1.29%) is water.

Most of the land in Martin County is owned by the US Government. About a third of the county belongs to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, and about a quarter of the county belongs to Hoosier National Forest.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Martin County was formed in 1820. It was named for Maj. John T. Martin of Newport, Kentucky.[3]

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