Parke County, Indiana

county along the Wabash River, in Indiana, United States

Parke County is a county in the western part of the U.S. state of Indiana along the Wabash River. It was created in 1821. As of 2020, 16,156 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Rockville.[2]

Parke County
Parke County courthouse in Rockville, Indiana
Parke County courthouse in Rockville, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Parke County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°47′N 87°13′W / 39.78°N 87.21°W / 39.78; -87.21
Country United States
State Indiana
Named forBenjamin Parke
Largest townRockville
 • Total449.98 sq mi (1,165.4 km2)
 • Land444.66 sq mi (1,151.7 km2)
 • Water5.32 sq mi (13.8 km2)  1.18%
 • Total16,156
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th
Indiana county number 61

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Parke County, Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 26, 2023.
  2. "Find a County – Parke County, IN". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2011-12-30.