Vanderburgh County, Indiana

County: Vanderburgh

State: Indiana

Lat/Long: 38.0667, -87.5500

Located in southwestern Indiana, with the Ohio River as its southern border, Vanderburgh County was established early in 1818 and was named for Henry Vanderburgh, a judge of the Indiana Territory. Shortly thereafter commissioners named by the Indiana General Assembly selected Evansville as the county seat.

“An Act for the Formation of a New County Out of the Present Counties of Warrick, Gibson and Posey, and for the Removal of the Seat of Justice of Warrick County, and for Other Purposes,” 7 January 1818, Special Acts, Passed and Published at the Second Session of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana (1818), 22-25; Joseph P. Elliott, A History of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Evansville, IN: Keller, 1897), 61, 65.