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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Tippecanoe County are Americus, Ash Grove, Battle Ground, Beeville, Buck Creek, Cairo, Chauncey, Clarks Hill, Colburn, Concord, Conroe, Corwin, Dayton, Delp, Eastwich, Fairfield, Glen Hall, Granville, Harrisonville, Heath, Jackson, Kingston, Lafayette, LaGrange, Lauramie, Monitor, Monroe, Montmorenci, North Crane, Octagon, Odell, Old Halfway, Otterbein, Ouiatenon, Perry, Pettit, Prairieville, Randolph, Romney, Shadeland, Sheffield, Shelby, South Raub, Stockwell, Taylor, Tippecanoe, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Wea, West Lafayette, West Point, Wyandot, Yorktown

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Tippecanoe County is located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Indiana about 22 miles east of the Illinois state line. As of the 2010 census, the population was 172,780. The county seat and largest city is Lafayette. It was created in 1826 from Wabash County portion of New Purchase and unorganized territory.Tippecanoe County was formed March 1, 1826, and named for the anglicization of "Kethtippecanoogi", a Miami people term meaning "place of the succor fish people." (Kriebel, Robert C. - Tippecanoe at 2000: A Hoosier County Recalls Its Past). The county is best known for Purdue University, the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, and the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, a structure built in 1881 and included in the National Register of Historic Places. Tippecanoe County is part of the Lafayette, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.