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Created: March 1, 1808
Parent Counties: Butler County and Montgomery County.
Named for: Commodor Edward Preble (August 15, 1761 - August 25, 1807), a hero of the American Revolution.
County Seat: Eaton, named for; Gen. William Eaton (23 February 1764 – 1 June 1811), who played an important diplomatic and military role in the war with Tripoli and the Battle of Derne.
"That the permanent seat of Justice shall be 'fixt' at the town of Eaton, provided that the money, lands, lots, stone and labour, subscribed by the inhabitants of said town, shall be duly secured for the use of said county towards erecting publick buildings."—Commissioners' Journal, Vol. 1, p. 13.
Square Miles: 424.12, of which approximately seventy-three percent is covered in farms.
- Darke County (north)
- Montgomery County (east)
- Butler County (south)
- Union County, Indiana (southwest)
- Wayne County, Indiana (northwest)
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