Warren County, Indiana

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Indiana county number 86

Warren County is a county in western Indiana which lies between the Illinois border and the Wabash River. Prior to the arrival of non-indigenous settlers in the early 19th century, the area was inhabited by several Native American tribes. The county was officially established in 1827 and was the 55th county in Indiana; the 92nd and final county was established in 1859. The county seat is Williamsport.[1]

According to the 2000 census, the population was 8,419 with 3,219 households;[2] the 2009 population estimate is 8,491.[3] It is one of the most rural counties in the state, with the third smallest population and the lowest population density at about 23 inhabitants per square mile (8.9 /km2).[4] The county has four incorporated towns with a total population of about 3,000 and also has many small unincorporated communities. It is divided into twelve townships which provide local services to the residents.[5]

Much of the land is given over to agriculture, especially on the open prairie to the north and west; the county's farmland is among the most productive in the state.[6] Nearer the river along the southeastern border the land has many hills, valleys and tributary streams and is more heavily wooded. Agriculture, manufacturing, government and health care each provide substantial portions of the jobs in the county; the three elementary schools and one high school provide both education and employment.[7] Four Indiana state roads cross the county, as well as two U.S. Routes and one major railroad line.[8][9]

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