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Jay County is divided into 12 Civil Townships as follows: Bear Creek, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Madison, Noble, Penn, Pike, Richland, Wabash and Wayne.
Jay County was formally organized March 1, 1836.
Portland is the County Seat. The locating commissioners met on the first Monday in June, 1836, and decided upon the site at Portland and, at a special meeting of the County Board on December 5, 1836, gave the new County Seat the name of Portland. First settled in 1837 by H. H. Cuppy, C. Hanna, D. W. McNeil, and others, by 1849 it contained 60 houses and had a population of 300.
According to the Society of Indiana Pioneers, an individual was a pioneer of our county if they resided here on or before December 31, 1840. History of Jay County
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