When the eight General Assembly met in 1823 in the former capital of Corydon in the (new) state, three counties were created. One of those counties was Hendricks County, it became the states fifty-first county in order of creation. The county was firt intoduced on December 9th and officially signed on Decmeber 20. Hendricks County is named after the governor who signed off on the county becoming official, William Hendricks. The county has a total area of 409 square miles and also has a population count of 170, 311 residents.