Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monroe County

Monroe County
Founded -1818
Seat - Bloomington
Area
Total - 411.32 sq mi
Land - 394.51 sq mi
Water - 16.81
Population - 137,974 - (2010)
Congressional district - 9th
Indiana county number 53

Surrounding Counties - Greene, Owen, Morgan, Brown, Jackson, Lawrence
Cities and towns
Bloomington, Ellettsville, Stinesville, New Unionville, Smithville

Townships
Bean Blossom, Benton, Bloomington, Clear Creek, Indian Creek, Perry, Polk, Richland, Salt Creek, Van Buren, Washington,

Major highways
I-69, Indiana State Road 37, Indiana State Road 45, Indiana State Road 46, Indiana State Road 48, Indiana State Road 446

Monroe County Airport

Waterways:
Monroe County is one of the most populous counties in the USA which does not currently contain any US highways or Interstate highways. However, in 2014 the I-69 extension will be complete into the county and this distinction will disappear.

Streams and Rivers

Clear Creek
West Fork - White River

Recreational Facilities


Blackwell Horsecamp

Northfork Waterfowl Nesting Area

Hoosier National Forest

Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Lake Monroe Village

Charles C. Deam Wilderness

Stillwater Marsh

Waterfork Waterfowl Nesting Area

Pine Grove State Recreation Area

Moore’s Creek State Recreation Area

Cutright State Recreation Area

Southfork Marshes

Crooked Creek State Recreational Area

Salt Creek State Recreation Area

Lake Lemon

Riddle Point Park

Lake Monroe has three state recreational areas: Hardin Ridge, Paynetown State Recreational Area, and Fairfax State Recreational Area. Monroe Lake State Park, Allen's Creek State Recreation Area


Railroads
Indiana Railroad
CSX
Indiana Southern Railroad

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