Posey County, Indiana

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Posey County is a county located in the south and western extremes of the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 27,061. The county seat is Mount Vernon[1].

Posey County is part of the Evansville, INKY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Posey County was formed on November 11, 1814 from Gibson and Warrick counties. It was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Thomas Posey, who was, at the time, Governor of the Indiana Territory.[2]. Mount Vernon became the county seat in 1825.

Government

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

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[3][4]

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