INDIANA COUNTY NUMBERS AND NAMES.
IndianaCounty government consists of two bodies, the county council and the commissioners. Many Indiana counties are named after the founding fathers of the United States and the personalities of the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Battle of Tippecanoe; the first leaders of the territory of Indiana and Indiana, as well as of the surrounding states such as Michigan and Kentucky; in addition to native American tribes and geographical features. In 1950, Indiana established county codes for license plates, which were designated with 2 letters followed by up to 4 numbers.
There are notes that mention the American letters used at Grissom Air Force Base in Miami County and possibly at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. The oldest counties are generally located in the south, near the Ohio River, while the newer ones are in the north, in territory acquired later. Many of the last counties were formed after the acquisition and dissolution of the Miami Grand Reserve (which encompasses present-day Howard County and parts of the surrounding counties) between 1834 and 1840. This can be seen in the smaller counties that only need less than 30,000 plates and used the letters “A”, “B” and “C.
According to the 2000 United States Census, the population of Indiana was 6,045,485, the average population of Indiana's 92 counties was 65,712, with Marion County as the most populous (903, 39) and Ohio County (at least 5.62). Each entry includes the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify states and counties. Specializing in Indiana license plates, Big Jim has been collecting and selling license plates for nearly 20 years. The rest of Indiana's land was acquired by the Indian Expulsion Act and treaty purchases between 1804 and 1840.
In Indiana, the most common number associated with counties is the state's county code, which is a sequential number based on the alphabetical order of the county. Although Indiana was organized in the United States since the Northwest Ordinance in 1787, its lands were not always available for colonization. The Vincennes District, Clark's Grant and an area known as The Gore in southeastern Indiana (resulting from the Treaty of Greenville 179) existed during the Northwest Territory.