Indiana: Warren County

Warren County (pop. 8,508) is west of Tippecanoe County. It borders Illinois on the west; the Wabash River separates it from Fountain County on southeast.

Indiana’s third-smallest county in population, it reached its peak of population (11,497) in 1880. The county had a famous resort hotel called the Mudlavia, from 1890 to 1920.

It’s one of 14 Warren counties in the U.S., all named for Gen. Joseph Warren (1741-1775), who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

The county seat of Warren County is the town of Williamsport (pop. 1,898).

Warren County Courthouse (1908)

The 90-foot Williamsport Falls, the highest waterfall in Indiana, is in Williamsport.

Fall Creek goes over a sandstone ledge.

James Franklin Hanly (1863-1920), governor of Indiana from 1905 to 1909, practiced law in Williamsport for many years. He ran for president on the Prohibition Party in 1916.

Buried in Williamsport

The town of State Line City (pop. 143) is adjacent to the community of Illiana, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in State Line City in 1861, on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington, D.C.

Commemorative marker

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