This county was named in honor of Baron Steuben, a Prussian
officer of distinction, who joined the American army during the
revolutionary war, and
rendered the cause of independence valuable
aid. About one half of the county was originally timbered land, one
third oak openings, and one sixth prairie.
The timbered and. prairie land is very good, having a productive soil.
The openings have a poor soil.
Steuben county was first settled in
1833, by emigrants from Ohio, who
located on Jackson prairie. The population has steadily
increased since that time. The natural scenery in the county is very
Angola is the county seat, is located in the centre of the
county, has good educational advantages, railroad facilities, and is
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