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Daviess County, Indiana

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Daviess County was founded in 1818. It was named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The settlement of the county began along the White River that afforded farmers a convenient means to transport their crops for sale. The county was originally heavily forested in the northeast leading to a thriving timber industry during the first half of the 1800s.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Alfordsville
  • Cannelburg
  • Elnora
  • Montgomery
  • Odon
  • Plainville
  • Washington (County Seat)

Other Townships & Communities: Barr, Black Oak, Bogard, Capehart, Cornettsville, Corning, Elmore, Epsom, Farlen, Glendale, Graham, Harrison, Hudsonville, Jordan, Madison, Maysville, Pennyville, Raglesville, Reeve, South Washington, Steele, Van Buren and Veale



Genealogy Trails

National Register of Historic Places

IN Gen Web

Daviess County Historical Society