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Grant County, Indiana
 

Grant County is named in honor of Captain Samuel Grant and his brother, Moses Grant, who were killed in 1789, in a battle with the Indians. This happened near Grant Creek in the northeast part of Switzerland county, Indiana, very near the Ohio River.

The surface of Grant county is quite level, except for a strip along the Mississinewa river, where it is decidedly rolling. It was originally heavily timbered. The soil, without exception, is rich and well adapted to the cultivation of grain, grass, fruit, etc. The farmers of the county are all blessed with abundant harvests and are growing wealthy and independent. Marion, a town of two thousand five hundred inhabitants, is the county seat, and a thrifty place. (The info in these two paragraph is taken from a book written about the County in 1886.

The name given to the Mississinewa River, which runs through the county, is a corruption of the Miami Indian name Na-mah-chis-sin-wa, which literally means “an ascent,” but as applied to the river, means “much fall in the river.”

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Townships in Grant County
Center
Fairmount
Franklin
Greene
Jefferson
Liberty
Mill
Monroe
Pleasant
Richland
Sims
Van Buren
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