Indiana: Clinton County

Clinton County (pop. 33,224) is north of Boone County.

Clinton County in 1908

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).

Pouring Lake Erie water into the Atlantic Ocean

The county seat of Clinton County is the city of Frankfort (pop. 16,422).

Clinton County Courthouse (1884)

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.

Richardsonian Romanesque style

Actor Will Geer (1902-1978) was born in Frankfort.

On “The Waltons”

Skydive Indianapolis is located at the Frankfort Municipal Airport.

Largest drop zone in Indiana

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