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All About Indiana




Table of Contents
           ● Blog Posts
           ● Weather Updates
           ● Tourism
           ● Drought Monitor
           ● ALWAYS UPDATED West Nile Virus
           ● NEW! Major Lakes
           ● Counties — County Seats & License Plate Numbers
           ● Towns with Names of Capitals and Countries

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Drought Maps
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West Nile Virus (Arboviral) Updates
Interactive West Nile Virus Map: Indiana State Dept. of Health (↗)

 2017 
Information Updated 9/19/2017 — Map Updated 9/4/2017

West Nile Virus map (September 4th, 2017) showing the counties in which the West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes, humans, and horses

Some mosquitoes in 86 Indiana counties have the West Nile Virus, as determined by a total of 580 confirmed lab-test results:
           ● Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Knox, Kosciusko, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Saint Joseph, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, and Whitley — New Additions, 9/19/2017: Benton, Boone, Brown, Daviess, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Spencer, Steuben, Switzerland, Tipton, Vermillion, and Wells

People Infections — WNV (12): Allen (1), Bartholomew (1), Clark (2), Delaware (1), Hamilton (2), Lake (3), Marion (1), and Sullivan (1)
People Infections — Serogroup Virus, possibly the La Crosse Virus (1): Ripley (1)
Equine (Horse) Infections — WNV (10): Adams (5), Hancock (1), LaGrange (3), and Whitley (1)

West Nile Virus in Indiana — Previous Years
Choropleth map of Indiana counties with the West Nile Virus in 2013   Choropleth map of Indiana counties with the West Nile Virus in 2014   Choropleth map of Indiana counties with the West Nile Virus in 2015   Choropleth map of Indiana counties with the West Nile Virus in 2016

 2016 
Information Updated 1/12/2017

Some mosquitoes in 58 Indiana counties have the West Nile Virus,
as determined by a total of 261 confirmed lab-test results:
           ● Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Saint Joseph, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Washington, Wells, White, and Whitley

Human Infections (18): Allen (2), Bartholomew (1), Lake (8), Marion (1), Orange (1), Saint Joseph (2), Tippecanoe (1), and Vanderburgh (2)

 2015 
Information Updated 11/1/2015

Some mosquitoes in 83 Indiana counties have the WNV:
           ● Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Saint Joseph, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wells, White, and Whitley

Human Infections (21): Allen (4), Bartholomew (1), Delaware (1), Hamilton (1), Hendricks (1), Howard (1), Huntington (2), Jasper (1), Lake (1), Madison (1), Marion (2), Saint Joseph (1), Tippecanoe (1), and Vanderburgh (3)

 2014 
Information Updated 11/12/2014

Some mosquitoes in 54 Indiana counties have the WNV:
           ● Adams, Allen, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Morgan, Newton, Orange, Pike, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Ripley, Rush, Saint Joseph, Scott, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Wabash, Washington, Wells, and White

Human Infections (9): Hancock (1), Kosciusko (1), Lawrence (1), Marion (1), Porter (3), Putnam (1), and Vanderburgh (1)

 2013 
Information Updated 11/20/2013

Some mosquitoes in 87 Indiana counties (all except 5*) have the WNV:
* Ripley County did not confirm WNV mosquitoes, even though it has a human infection. This person may have contracted the WNV from another county and state. Colored grey in the county map below, the four non-WNV counties are Dearborn, Jennings, Orange, and Switzerland.
           ● Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fountain, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Saint Joseph, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, and Whitley

Human Infections (22): Allen (1), Bartholomew (1), Clark (1), Elkhart (1), Floyd (1), Hamilton (1), Kosciusko (2), Lake (1), Marion (2), Miami (1), Porter (3), Ripley (1), Scott (1), Vanderburgh (3), Vigo (1), and Warrick (1)

Major Lakes

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes; there are actually almost 12,000 major lakes (lakes larger than 10 acres) in the North Star State. In a sense, Indiana likely has over 10,000 lakes as well...only if the tiniest ponds are included! Most natural Hoosier lakes are found in the northern counties, where kettle lakes dot the landscape thanks to the melting and land-shaping glacial ice. The state's human-created, artificial reservoirs are mostly found in Southern Indiana. However, this region boasts dozens (if not hundreds) of karst lakes. This is a type of freshwater lake in which water wells up from under ground to permeate and flow above soft, porous limestone and other minerals. Some Southern Indiana lakes are known for their strikingly jagged valley patterns.

The following list is a comprehensive overview of major lakes in each county. For disclaimer purposes: some lakes listed below might be inaccessible, part of privately-owned land, or unsuitable/unsafe for recreational purposes (swimming, fishing, etc.). Some counties are lacking when it comes to recreational, publicly accessible lakes. Access this water quality post (↗) to learn about lakes experiencing severe eutrophication, a process that encourages too much algae growth and may deprive fish of vital oxygen levels. This section of the All About Indiana page was mostly compiled with the use of Google Maps, lakes data from the IndianaMAP GIS layer/shapefile (maps.indiana.edu/index.html), and GeoNames.

 ADAMS 
Fryback and Rainbow

 ALLEN 
Cedarville Reservoir, Hurshtown Reservoir, and Shoaff

 BARTHOLOMEW 
Echo, Grandview, Harrison, Lutheran, Plover Pit, Sandpiper Pit, Schaefer, Tamerix, and Tipton Lakes

 BENTON 
Several unnamed lakes

 BLACKFORD 
Blue Water, Cains, Mohee, Placid, and Shamrock Lakes

 BOONE 
Eagle, Old Mill Pond, Oxidation, Russell, and Wurster

 BROWN 
Cordry, Crain, Gallahue, Green, Happy Landing, LaSalle, Lemon, Little Fox, Monroe, Parker, Shady Oaks, Smith, Sweetwater, and Woodland

 CARROLL 
Freeman, Vernon Payne, and Wally’s Woods

 CASS 
Cicott and Perry

 CLARK 
Big Bass, Deam, Franke, Hideaway, Jack Pine Park, Oak, Schlamm, Scottsville, Shady Hollow, Silver Lakes, and Stumbler

 CLAY 
Bowles, Dietz, Kickapoo, Lake of the Woods, Shakamak, Water Works, and Whippoorwill

 CLINTON 
Little and several other unnamed lakes

 CRAWFORD 
English Reservoir, Patoka, and Wyandotte

 DAVIESS 
Dogwood, Dove Hollow, Elmore Pond, Indian Rock, Swan Pond, and West Boggs

 DEARBORN 
Dilldear, Hidden Valley, J. Maxwell, Melody, Old Channel, Perrine, Souders, and Twin Lakes

 DECATUR 
Dream, Greensburg City Park, Greensburg Reservoir, McCoy, Middle Fork, Morrison Pond, Reed Reservoir, and Santee

 DEKALB 
Burdick, Cedar, Dunton, Haynes, Holiday Lakes, Indian, Lintz, Lower Story, San Giovanni, Terry, and Upper Story

 DELAWARE 
Burlington, Emerald, Jackson, Long, and Prairie Creek Reservoir

 DUBOIS 
Briedenbaugh, Calumet, Deerwood, Ferdinand State Forest, Habig, Holland, Huntingburg, Huntingburg Conservation Club, Idle Hour, Ireland, Izaac Walton, Jasper, Lottes, McMurtie, Olinger, Patoka, Ruxer, and William

 ELKHART 
Boot, Dock, East, Fidler Pond, Fish, Goose Pond, Goshen Dam Pond, Heaton, Hunter, Indiana, Norton, Simonton, and Wolf

 FAYETTE 
Manlove, Neuman, and Smalley’s Pond

 FLOYD 
Arrowhead, Bill’s Lakes, Brazil, Floyds Knobs, Georgetown, Greenville Reservoir, Mount Saint Francis, and Ulrich

 FOUNTAIN 
Charlarose, Coffing Brothers, Harrison, Hemlock Lakes, Holiday Hideaway, Riley, Roger’s, Shawnee, Sugar Mill, and Twin

 FRANKLIN 
Brookville, Gemco, Santee, Shady, Triple, Wayne Kopp, and Woodland Retreat

 FULTON 
Anderson, Barr, Bowen, Boyer, Bruce, Fletcher’s, Kings, Lears, Lost, Manitou, Mill Pond, Mud, Nyona, O’Blennis, Rock, Schael, South Mud, Stinson, Summit (including Middle Summit and Upper Summit), Town, and Zink

 GIBSON 
Broad Pond, Burnet Pond, Foote Pond, Gibson, Goose Pond, Long Pond, Maucks Pond, New, and Old

 GRANT 
Brookhaven Addition, Dollar, Glendale, Marion, Lincoln Country Club, Loew, Sports, Taylor, and Wagner

 GREENE 
Beechwood, Boat, Boy Scout Pond, County Line, Dyer, Harmons, Jackson, Kickapoo, Lenape, More, Moses, Powell Pond, Sunflower Pond, and Thomas

 HAMILTON 
Geist Reservoir, Morse Reservoir, Ullswater, Valley Forge, Windemere, Woodland, and Woodland Addition

 HANCOCK 
Perry, Roberts, Spring, and Sugar Hills

 HARRISON 
Farris, Number 2, Overflow Pond, Pine Springs, and Saint Peter’s

 HENDRICKS 
Beck, Danville Conservation Clubhouse, Donahue, Forest (2 lakes), Indianhead, Jeto, Klondike Pond, Ledgewood, Manor, Penn, Pins Way, Stout, Sunset, and View

 HENRY 
Castle, Giboney, Haven, Summit Lake Reservoir, and Westwood Park Reservoir

 HOWARD 
Kokomo Waterworks Reservoir #1 and Kokomo Waterworks Reservoir #2; “Mud Creek Lake” and several other unnamed lakes

 HUNTINGTON 
Clair, Huntington, J. Edward Roush, Salamonie, and Timber

 JACKSON 
Beck Pond, Berry Branch, Buckskin Pond, Docs, Fox Pond, Hillview, Knob, Peter’s, Pyoca, Scholl Pond, Starve Hollow, and Tarzian

 JASPER 
Lake Holiday and an unnamed lake in NE Jasper Co.

 JAY 
Fox Lake and several unnamed lakes

 JEFFERSON 
I. V. West, Jefferson, Miller, and Rider

 JENNINGS 
Broomsage, Brush Creek Reservoir, Country Squire, Crosley, Goose Pond, Hickory, Kimberly, Mallard Pond, Teal Pond, and Whippoorwill

 JOHNSON 
Bell, Brown, Carolyn, Dailey, Dearmin, Donald, Earlham, FFA Youth, H Lake, Hants, Hood, I Lake, Lamb, Mullendore Pond, Peoga, Pisgah, Princes Lakes (East, North, and Northeast), Ray Willoughby, Riley, Roger Young, Saunders, Stone Arch, and Woodridge

 KNOX 
Broadie, City, Clarence Kopp, Claypole Pond, Clear Pond, Cleveland, Grays Pond, Half Moon Pond, Horseshoe Pond, Long Pond, Maria Pond, Mine Pond, Mirror, Nicholson Pond, Otter Pond, Swan Pond, and Wabash Pond

 KOSCIUSKO 
Allen, Banning, Barrel-and-a-Half, Beaver Dam, Beigh, Barbee (Big and Little), Black, Caldwell, Carr, Crystal, Dewart, Diamond, Durham, Fish, Goldeneye Pond, Goose, Grindle, Hammond, Heckman, Heron, Hill, Hoffman, James, Jamison, Kiser, Kuhn, Larrew, Little (North and South), Little Chapman, Long, Loon, McClure’s, McPherson, Morehead, Mud, Muskellunge, Palestine, Papakeechie, Pierceton, Pike, Pisgah, Price, Read, Reed, Ridinger, Rock, Rothenberger, Sawmill, Schultz, Sechrist, Seller’s, Sheely, Sherburn, Shock, Shoe, Sickle, Snoke, Spear, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Tennant, Tibbitts, Tippecanoe, Waubee, Wawasee, Webster, Whyland, Wyland, and Yellow Creek Lk.

 LAGRANGE 
Adams, Appleman, Atwood, Beaverdam, Big Long, Big Turkey, Blackman, Brokesha, Brown, Buck, Case, Cass, Cedar, Cline, Cotton, D Marsh (North and South), Dallas, Dollar, Donaldson, Duff, East, Emma, Eve, Fennell, Fish, Goose Pond (3), Grass, Grassy, Green, Hackenburg, Hayward, Lake of the Woods, Lane, Little Turkey, Martin, Massassauga, McClish, Messick, Meteer, Mongo Millpond, Mud (2 lakes), Nauvoo, Olin, Oliver, Ontario Millpond, Pigeon, Pike Marsh, Pond Lil, Pretty, Quog, Rainbow, Royer, Shipshewana, Spectacle Lakes, Still, Stink Pond, Stone, Taylor (2 lakes), Troxel, Wall, Weir, and Witmer

 LAKE 
Bel-Aire, Bingo, Cedar, Fancher, Fisher Pond, George (2 lakes), Golf, Grand Boulevard, Hermit, Hidden, Holiday, Mac Joy, Michigan, Redwing, Robinson, Seven, Trouthaven, and Wolf

 LAPORTE 
Browdy, Clare, Clear (3), Crane, Davidson, Dingler, Finger, Fishtrap, Hildebrand, Horseshoe, Hudson, Hunt, Lee, Lily, Lower, Michigan, Ohms, Orr, Porter, Pottawattamie, Round, Ryden Lakes, Saugany, Silver, Spychalskis Pond, Swede, Tee, Upper Fish, and Walton

 LAWRENCE 
Half Moon, Ken-Ray, Rainbow, Sheeks, and Tincher

 MADISON 
Aqua Gardens (ponds), Pine Lake, and several unnamed lakes along the White River

 MARION 
Bacon Swamp, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Geist Reservoir, Indian, Le-An-Wa, Lux, Peyton, Sullivan, Traders’ Point, Wagon Wheel, and West

 MARSHALL 
Cook, Dixon, Eddy, Flat, Gilbert, Holem, Houghton, Koontz, Kreighbaum (Zehner Millpond), Lake of the Woods, Latonka, Lawrence, Lost, Maxinkuckee, Moore, Mud, Myers, Pretty, and Thomas

 MARTIN 
Baver, Greenwood, Oberlin, Seed Tick, and West Boggs

 MIAMI 
Fox, Gaerte, and Mississinewa

 MONROE 
Bethal, Bryant Creek Lk., Cherry, Egenolf, Geiger Ridge Pond, Griffy Reservoir, Henke, Hunter Creek Pond, Jay Pond, Lazy, Lemon, Monroe, Schact, Tower Blackwell, Twin Lakes, University, and Weimer

 MONTGOMERY 
C. Moore, Holiday, Shades Pond, Sportsman’s Club, and Waveland

 MORGAN 
Amy, Arens, Armstrong, Arnold, Bodona, Bray, Cox, Crouse, Dalton, Dillman (including South Lake Dillman), Durham Drive, Echo, Edgewood, Foxcliff, Guthrie, Hart, Hill-Place, Hren, J Lake, Kivett, Lambert, Leona, Little Nebo, Maxine, Mann, Merrywood, Monical, Old Swimmin’ Hole, Painted Hills, Paradise (Lower and Upper), Paragon, Parker, Patton, Poplar Grove, Primrose, Ross-Wise, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Shadow, Smith, Spring (including Upper Spring), Stockton, Three-Point, Twin Oaks, Vandenbark, Whippoorwill, Whispering Wind, Whitley, and Wildwood (including Upper Wildwood)

 NEWTON 
Cory, J. C. Murphey, and Riverside

 NOBLE 
Axel, Barr, Bartley, Bass, Baugher, Bear, Beck, Big, Bixler, Bowen, Bowman, Brackney, Bristol, Buckles, Bushong, Clouse, Crane, Cree, Cub, Davis, Deep, Deer, Diamond, Dock, Dollar, Duck, Duely, Eagle, Engle, Finster Lakes, Gilbert, Gordy, Grannis, Green, Hall, Harper, Harroff, Hawk, Henderson, Hickman, High, Hindman, Horseshoe, Indian (2 lakes), Jessie-Ca, Johnson, Keister, King, Knapp, Krieger, Kuhns, Latta, Lindsey, Little Cub, Little Knapp, Little Long, Little Smalley, Little Whitford, Long, Loon, Lower Long, Marl, Maxler, McHenry, Metz, Miller, Miller’s, Mirror, Moore, Moss, Mud (2 lakes), Muncie, Munk, Nauvoo, Needham, Norman, Petty, Pleasant, Port Mitchell, Poyser, Rider, Rivir, Roudy, Round, Russell, Sacarider, Sand, Sanford, Schauweker, Schockopee, Silver, Skinner, Smalley, Sparta, Spring, Stump, Summit, Sweet, Sylvan, Upper Long, Village, Waldron, Weber, Whirledge, Wible, Williams, Wilmot Pond, and Wolf

 OHIO 
Several unnamed lakes

 ORANGE 
Olinger, Orleans Waterworks Reservoir, Patoka, Sleepy Hollow, Tucker, and Wildwood

 OWEN 
Amazon, Barnes, Cagles Mill, Camp Otto, Cotton’s Little Pine, Farm Pond, Greybrook, Hollybrook, Paradise, Ralph Ketchum, Salter, Thomas, and Timber Ridge

 PARKE 
Alma, Case, Cecil M. Harden, Lakeview Estates, Rockville, Rocky Fork, and Waveland

 PERRY 
Celina, Deer, Derby Pond, East Deer Pond, Echo Valley, Fenn Haven, Gatchel Pond, Gerber Pond, Harding Pond, Helwig Hollow Pond, Indian, Lost Lake Pond, Middle Deer Pond, Mill, Oriole, Saddle, Timberlake Pond, and Tipsaw

 PIKE 
Augusta, Edward, Eros, Globe Pond, Helmerich, Molly, Oxley, Pride’s Creek Lk., and William

 PORTER 
Big Bass, Billington, Bull’s-Eye, Canada, Carlson Pond, Charles, Chestnut Lakes, Chubb, Clear, Deep, Eliza, Flint, Florence, Holiday, Lake on the Green, Long (2 lakes), Long Pond, Loomis, Louise, Mar-Mac, Michigan, Mink, Minnehaha, Morgan, Moss, Mud (2 lakes), Norman Olson, Pratt, Rice, Robbins Pond, Round, Sagers, Silver, Spectacle, Tommy Pond, and Wauhob

 POSEY 
Goose Pond (2 ponds), Halfmoon Pond, Hovey, Knowles, Little Pitcher, Lost, Pahoka Camp, Pitcher, Servel, Slim Pond, Twin Lake, and Weirs

 PULASKI 
Bruce, Devil, and Langenbahn

 PUTNAM 
Albin Pond, Baire, Banks, Cagles Mill, Dogwood Springs, Edgewood, Elmer Martens, Glenn Flint, Greyhound, Heritage, Oakalla, Paradise, Quarry Pond, Thomas, and Van Bibber

 RANDOLPH 
Indian Trail, several unnamed lakes, The Pit, and Wheeler Lakes

 RIPLEY 
Bischoff Reservoir, Feller Reservoir, Hahn Reservoir, Mollenkramer Reservoir, Old Timber, Oser Reservoir, Paradise, Sycamore, Tall Oaks, and Versailles

 RUSH 
Frank Alexander; “Arlington Lake,” “Carthage Lakes,” and several other unnamed lakes

 SAINT JOSEPH 
Catfish, Chain O’ Lakes, Chamberlain, Deer, Dine, Dipper, Dollar, Elizabeth, Fites, Hardy’s, Lancaster, Lost, Moon, Mud, North Chain, Pinhook, Pleasant, Riddles, Rupel, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Mary’s, Sousley, South Chain, South Clear, Spicer, Twin Lakes, Wharton, and Worster

 SCOTT 
Arthur S. Kingman, Bowen, David Garriott, Don Reid, Forrest Helton, Hosea, Howard, Iola, Kinderhook, Marshall King, Marysville, McColloch, Pine, Presbyterian National Missions Lk., Scottsburg Reservoir, Smith, and Thomas J. Miller

 SHELBY 
Burnside Pit, Lk. Pleasant, and several unnamed lakes

 SPENCER 
Cedar Crest, Chrisney, Christmas, Dale Reservoir, Holly, Lincoln, Miller, Noel, Rudolph, Saint Meinrad, Santa Claus, and Vance

 STARKE 
Bass, Eagle, Hartz, Koontz, Langenbahn, and Round

 STEUBEN 
Anne, Arrowhead, Ball, Barton, Bass, Beaverdam, Bell, Black, Booth, Bower (Big and Little), Brown, Buck, Cemetery, Center (including Little Center and Middle Center), Chair Factory Lk., Charles (East and West), Cheeseboro, Clear, Crockett, Crooked, Deep, Eaton, Fish, Fox, Gannon (Stayner), Gage, Gentian, George, Golden, Gooseneck, Grass, Gravel Pit Lk., Green (2 lakes), Hamilton, Handy, Henry, Hogback, Howard, James, Jimmerson, Johnson (2 lakes), Koeneman, Lake of the Woods, Lk. Pleasant and Pleasant Lk., Lime (2 lakes), Lime Kiln, Lone Hickory, Long (2 lakes), Long Beach, Lonidaw, Loon, Marsh, McClish, Milldam, Mink, Meserve, Michiana, Minifenokee, Mirror, Otter (Big, Little, and West), Perch, Perfect, Pigeon, Pine Canyon, Reed, Rhodes, Round (2 lakes), Sally Owen, Seven Sisters Lakes, Shallow, Silver, Snow, Syl-Van, Tamarack (2 lakes), Terry, Turkey (Big and Little), Vogelbacher (Jackson), Walters, and Warner

 SULLIVAN 
Buzzard Pond, Greenbriar, Hickory, Jonay Pond, Kickapoo, More, Motorboat, Narrow, Old Channel, Red, Reservoir North, Reservoir South, Round Pond, South, Sullivan, Sunflower, Thunderbird Pond, Turtle Creek Lk., and Twin

 SWITZERLAND 
Camp Livingston Lk., Edwin Pray, and Geneva

 TIPPECANOE 
Blackbird Pond, Fairfield Lakes, Hadley, Mulvey Pond, Purdue University Pond, and several unnamed lakes

 TIPTON 
Several unnamed lakes

 UNION 
Brookville, several unnamed lakes, and Whitewater

 VANDERBURGH 
Bell Conservation Lk., Bittner, Edgewater, Harold Mann, Kahr, Lloyd Hahn, Mater Dei Provincial Lk., Morgan, North Estates Lk., Ray Nell Acres Lk., Reflection (@ University of Southern Indiana), Servel, William Hamilton, and Woodland

 VERMILLION 
Chew Lk., Collett Pond, Horseshoe Lakes, McDonald, and Shell

 VIGO 
Blue Hole (pond), Boyle, Chestnut Bayou, Farmer Lk., Forest Park Swimming Pool, Fowler Park Lk., Greenfield Bayou, Hickory Grove Pond, Hulman Lodge Lk., Israel, Izaak Walton, Kieweg, Lee, Little Grassy Pond, Llewellyn, Malone Pond, Maple Avenue Lk., Morey, Muskrat Pond, Noji, North, Paint Mill Lk., Patton, Pennington Pond, Round Pond, Saint Mary’s Lake, South, Strip, Thomson, Tri-Land Estates Lk., Wadsworth, Wanda, Windemere, and Wonder

 WABASH 
Bear, Brown, Bull, Dick Thomas Pond, Fearnow, Flat, Hominy Ridge, J. Chamberlain Pond, Lotz, Lukens, McColley, Mississinewa, Mud, Niconzah, Round, and Salamonie

 WARREN 
Desmond Able, Kates, and Otterbein (Cranberry Marsh)

 WARRICK 
Chase, City (Boonville) Lake Number One, Collins, Hendrickson, Pfafflin, several unnamed lakes, and Warren’s

 WASHINGTON 
John Hays, Palmyra, “Rush Creek Lk.,” Salinda, several unnamed lakes, and “Twin Creek Lk.”

 WAYNE 
Elkhorn Lakes, Glen White, Hi-Way Springs Lakes, Middle Fork Reservoir, Osborne Lakes, Scout, several unnamed lakes, and We-Hi Lk.

 WELLS 
Kunkel, Lost, Moser, several unnamed lakes, and Spiker

 WHITE 
Lake Freeman and Lake Shafer

 WHITLEY 
Bennett, Black, Blue, Brown, Catfish, Cedar, Compton, Crooked, Devil’s, Dollar, Goose, Ice House, Indian (2 lakes), Karen, Larwill, Leininger, Little, Little Cedar, Little Troy Cedar, Little Wilson, Loon, Menzie, Metzger Pond, Mud, Old, Rine, Round, Scott, Shriner, Souder, T Lake, Tadpole, Troy Cedar, Wilson, and Winters

The Major Lakes section was completed on June 19th, 2017

Counties
Counties of Indiana
The counties of Indiana;
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There are 92 counties in Indiana. They are listed below in alphabetical order. For the purpose of organizing the counties in my map, I've formed four sections that each have 23 counties.
For Map Reference: N - Northern; S - Southern; E - Eastern; W - Western
'A' Counties: Adams & Allen (both N)
'B' Counties: Bartholomew (E), Benton (W), Blackford (E), Boone (W), & Brown (S)
'C' Counties: Carroll (W), Cass (W), Clark (S), Clay (W), Clinton (W), & Crawford (S)
'D' Counties: Daviess (S), Dearborn (E), Decatur (E), DeKalb (N), Delaware (E), & Dubois (S)
'E' County: Elkhart (N)
'F' Counties: Fayette (E), Floyd (S), Fountain (W), Franklin (E), & Fulton (N)
'G' Counties: Gibson (S), Grant (E), & Greene (S)
'H' Counties: Hamilton (W), Hancock (E), Harrison (S), Hendricks (W), Henry (E), Howard (W), & Huntington (N)
'J' Counties: Jackson (S), Jasper (N), Jay (E), Jefferson (E), Jennings (E), & Johnson (W)
'K' Counties: Knox (S) & Kosciusko (N)
'L' Counties: LaGrange (N), Lake (N), LaPorte (N), & Lawrence (S)
'M' Counties: Madison (E), Marion (W), Marshall (N), Martin (S), Miami (N), Monroe (S), Montgomery (W), & Morgan (W)
'N' Counties: Newton & Noble (both N)
'O' Counties: Ohio (E), Orange (S), & Owen (W)
'P' Counties: Parke (W), Perry (S), Pike (S), Porter (N), Posey (S), Pulaski (N), & Putnam (W)
'R' Counties: Randolph, Ripley, & Rush (all E)
'S' Counties: Saint Joseph (N), Scott (E), Shelby (E), Spencer (S), Starke (N), Steuben (N), Sullivan (S), & Switzerland (E)
'T' Counties: Tippecanoe & Tipton (both W)
'U' County: Union (E)
'V' Counties: Vanderburgh (S), Vermillion (W), & Vigo (W)
'W' Counties: Wabash (N), Warren (W), Warrick (S), Washington (S), Wayne (E), Wells (N), White (W), & Whitley (N)

County Seats
Number in parentheses represents the license plate prefix (number) of each county.
« A »
ADAMS county (1) » Decatur
ALLEN (2) » Fort Wayne
« B »
BARTHOLOMEW (3) » Columbus
BENTON (4) » Fowler
BLACKFORD (5) » Hartford City
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Towns with Names of Capitals and Countries


Map of the towns in Indiana that are named after countries and capitalsThere are over 30 towns in Indiana that have names of a country or a country’s capital. These are listed below in alphabetical order, and they are shown on the Google Maps interactive map above and GeoFact of the Day image to the left.

 CAPITALS 

Algiers (Pike Co.) ― Capital of Algeria
Athens (Fulton Co.) ― Capital of Greece
Cairo (Tippecanoe Co.) ― Capital of Egypt
Berlin (Clinton Co.) ― Capital of Germany ― Berlin, IN is not a town anymore
Dublin (Wayne Co.) ― Capital of Ireland
Kingston (Decatur Co.) ― Capital of Jamaica
La Paz (Marshall Co.) ― A capital of Bolivia
Lima (LaGrange Co. ) ― Capital of Peru ― Town renamed to Howe
Lisbon (Noble Co.) ― Capital of Portugal
London (Shelby Co.) ― Capital of United Kingdom
Manilla (Rush Co.) ― Likely named after the capital of The Philippines
Moscow (Rush Co.) ― Capital of Russia
New Amsterdam (Harrison Co.) ― Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands
New Lisbon (Henry and Randolph Co.) ― Lisbon is the capital of Portugal
New London (Howard Co.) ― London is the capital of the United Kingdom
New Paris (Elkhart Co.) ― Paris is the capital of France
Paris (Jennings Co.) ― Capital of France
Paris Crossing (Jennings Co.) ― Named after the capital of France
Rome (Perry Co.) ― Capital of Italy
Vienna (Scott Co.) ― Capital of Austria
Warsaw (Kosciusko Co.) ― Capital of Poland

 COUNTRIES 

Angola (Steuben Co.)
Brazil (Clay Co.)
Ceylon (Adams Co.) ― Ceylon was a country before it was named Sri Lanka
China (Jefferson Co.)
Cuba (Allen and Owen Counties)
Denmark (Owen Co.)
Egypt (Jasper Co.)
Germany (Clark Co.)
Holland (Dubois Co.) ― colloquial name for the Netherlands
Ireland (Dubois Co.)
Jordan (Owen Co.)
Lebanon (Boone Co.)
Mexico (Miami Co.)
Morocco (Newton Co.)
New Lebanon (Sullivan Co.)
Norway (White Co.)
Panama (Steuben Co.)
Peru (Miami Co.)
Poland (Clay Co.)
Syria (Orange Co.)

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