Ohio County is south of Dearborn County, just across the north-to-south flowing Ohio River from Kentucky.
It is Indiana’s smallest county in population (6,128) and size (86 square miles).
It was named for the Ohio River, and is one of three Ohio counties; the others are in Kentucky and West Virginia.
The county seat of Ohio County, Indiana, is the city of Rising Sun (pop. 2,304), the only incorporated community in the county.
The Ohio County Courthouse, built in 1845, is Indiana’s oldest courthouse that has been in continuous use.
The Links at Rising Star Casino is southern Indiana’s only Scottish links-style golf course.
The well-known 1890 play and 1917 silent film called “Blue Jeans” were set in Rising Sun.
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