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West Nile Virus Map: Indiana State Dept. of Health (↗)

~ 2016 West Nile Virus Information
Info Updated 1/12/2017

Some mosquitoes in 58 Indiana counties have the WNV, 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 West Nile Virus Information
Info Updated 11/1/2015 ― Map Updated 10/25/2015

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)

Indiana West Nile virus map, 2015 (Updated October 25th)

~ 2014 West Nile Virus Information
Info 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, Kosciusko, Knox, 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 West Nile Virus Information
Information and Map 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 other four 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)

Indiana West Nile virus map, 2013

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
BOONE (6) » Lebanon
BROWN (7) » Nashville
« C »
CARROLL (8) » Delphi
CASS (9) » Logansport
CLARK (10) » Jeffersonville
CLAY (11) » Brazil
CLINTON (12) » Frankfort
CRAWFORD (13) » English
« D »
DAVIESS (14) » Washington
DEARBORN (15) » Lawrenceburg
DECATUR (16) » Greensburg
DEKALB (17) » Auburn
DELAWARE (18) » Muncie
DUBOIS (19) » Jasper
« E »
ELKHART (20) » Goshen
« F »
FAYETTE (21) » Connersville
FLOYD (22) » New Albany
FOUNTAIN (23) » Covington
FRANKLIN (24) » Brookville
FULTON (25) » Rochester
« G »
GIBSON (26) » Princeton
GRANT (27) » Marion
GREENE (28) » Bloomfield
« H »
HAMILTON (29) » Noblesville
HANCOCK (30) » Greenfield
HARRISON (31) » Corydon
HENDRICKS (32) » Danville
HENRY (33) » New Castle
HOWARD (34) » Kokomo
HUNTINGTON (35) » Huntington
« J »
JACKSON (36) » Seymour
JASPER (37) » Rensselaer
JAY (38) » Portland
JEFFERSON (39) » Madison
JENNINGS (40) » Vernon - not North Vernon, a more-populated town
JOHNSON (41) » Franklin
« K »
KNOX (42) » Vincennes
KOSCIUSKO (43) » Warsaw
« L »
LAGRANGE (44) » Lagrange
LAKE (45 & 94) » Crown Point
LAPORTE (46) » LaPorte
LAWRENCE (47) » Bedford
« M »
MADISON (48) » Anderson
MARION (49, 93, 95, and 97-99) » Indianapolis
MARSHALL (50) » Plymouth
MARTIN (51) » Shoals
MIAMI (52) » Peru
MONROE (53) » Bloomington
MONTGOMERY (54) » Crawfordsville
MORGAN (55) » Martinsville
« N »
NEWTON (56) » Kentland
NOBLE (57) » Albion
« O »
OHIO (58) » Rising Sun
ORANGE (59) » Paoli
OWEN (60) » Spencer
« P »
PARKE (61) » Rockville
PERRY (62) » Tell City
PIKE (63) » Petersburg
PORTER (64) » Valparaiso
POSEY (65) » Mount Vernon
PULASKI (66) » Winamac
PUTNAM (67) » Greencastle
« R »
RANDOLPH (68) » Winchester
RIPLEY (69) » Versailles
RUSH (70) » Rushville
« S »
SAINT JOSEPH (71) » South Bend
SCOTT (72) » Scottsburg
SHELBY (73) » Shelbyville
SPENCER (74) » Rockport
STARKE (75) » Knox
STEUBEN (76) » Angola
SULLIVAN (77) » Sullivan
SWITZERLAND (78) » Vevay
« T »
TIPPECANOE (79) » Lafayette
TIPTON (80) » Tipton
« U »
UNION (81) » Liberty
« V »
VANDERBURGH (82) » Evansville
VERMILLION (83) » Newport
VIGO (84) » Terre Haute
« W »
WABASH (85) » Wabash
WARREN (86) » Williamsport
WARRICK (87) » Boonville
WASHINGTON (88) » Salem
WAYNE (89) » Richmond
WELLS (90) » Bluffton
WHITE (91) » Monticello
WHITLEY (92) » Columbia City

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.)
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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