Clinton County (pop. 33,224) is north of Boone County.
It is one of the seven counties named for DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), the governor of New York who was largely responsible for construction of the Erie Canal. Two other Clinton counties were named for his uncle George (1739-1812).
The county seat of Clinton County is the city of Frankfort (pop. 16,422).
Frankfort’s founders, three brothers named Pence, named it for Frankfurt am Main, Germany, which was the home of their great-grandparents.
Old Frankfort Stone High School (1892), known as “Old Stoney,” is the home of the Clinton County Historical Society and Museum.
Actor Will Geer (1902-1978) was born in Frankfort.
Skydive Indianapolis is located at the Frankfort Municipal Airport.
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