Parke County, Indiana

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Parke County
Parke County Courthouse in Rockville, Indiana
Parke County Courthouse in Rockville, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Parke County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°47′N 87°13′W / 39.78°N 87.21°W / 39.78; -87.21
Country United States
State Indiana
Founded1821
Named forBenjamin Parke
SeatRockville
Largest townRockville
Area
 • Total449.98 sq mi (1,165.4 km2)
 • Land444.66 sq mi (1,151.7 km2)
 • Water5.32 sq mi (13.8 km2)  1.18%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
16,927
 • Density39/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.parkecounty.org
Indiana county number 61

Parke County is a county in the western part of the U.S. state of Indiana along the Wabash River. It was created in 1821. As of 2010, 17,339 people lived there which is an increase of 0.6% from 17,241 in 2000.[1] The county seat is Rockville.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parke County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-12-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Find a County – Parke County, IN". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2011-12-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)