Fayette County, Indiana

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Indiana county number 21

Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 25,588. The county seat is Connersville[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 215 square miles (556.8 km2), virtually all of which is land.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Fayette County was formed in 1819. It was named for the Marquis de la Fayette, a French hero of the Revolutionary War.[2]

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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