Shelby County, Indiana

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Indiana county number 73

Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 43,445. Its estimated 2005 population was 43,766. The county seat is Shelbyville[1].

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History

Shelby County was organized in 1821. It was named for Gen. Isaac Shelby, who defeated the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain in the Revolutionary War. Shelby then became the first Governor of Kentucky. During the War of 1812, he led the army of Kentucky into Canada, and defeated the British at the decisive Battle of the Thames in 1813.

George W. Clarke, Governor of Iowa from 1913 to 1917, was born in Shelby County, Indiana, on Oct. 24, 1852.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles (1,070 km²), of which 413 square miles (1,069 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.11%) is water.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

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