• From: Kosciusko County
  • Title: Historic Kosciusko County
  • Press Release: Immediate Release

Organized in April 1836, Kosciusko County, Indiana, is named in honor of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish Noble who fought with George Washington in the Revolutionary War. Kosciuszko was born in Warsaw, Poland.

The town of Warsaw serves as Kosciusko County’s seat. It was incorporated in 1854.

Kosciusko County’s total population is at nearly 75,000.

Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Ind., is the state’s largest natural lake while Lake Tippecanoe, which lies between Leesburg and North Webster, is the state’s deepest lake.

In all, there are more than 100 lakes in Kosciusko County.

Famous and well as infamous people have visited the county over the last 100 years. Note worthy of those were: Clark Gable and Carol Lombard; Al Capone, John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, as well as Laurel and Hardy.

For more information on the history of Kosciusko County visit our website, www.koscvb.org.