A rich heritage and a pioneer spirit
Over two centuries ago, pioneer tradesmen were drawn to a place with rolling hills, a pleasant climate, and excellent access to the Ohio River, then the nation’s primary transportation artery. In 1803, settler John Sprinkle established Sprinklesburg, which was later renamed Newburgh. When Indiana became a state, Warrick County was established.

It wasn't until a few years later in 1813 that Warrick County was officially organized by the Indiana Territorial Legislature. The county was named in honor of Captain Jacob Warrick, a war hero killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The county's borders drastically changed within those first few years, with Warrick serving as the "Mother County" of southern Indiana - originally encompassing all of Perry, Posey, Spencer and Vanderburgh counties, as well as a portion of Crawford County.
14. Lock and Dam Park
4. Historic Newburgh
A tall young man from the neighboring hills was a regular visitor in our early days, learning the law in our county seat. The values that guided Abraham Lincoln as he grew continue to weave through all aspects of life here: hard work, education, personal integrity, and respect for others.
Lincoln's values still influence
Warrick County residents