Daviess County, Indiana – History and Fun Facts

Named for Virginia-born Colonel John Hamilton Daviess, a distinguished Midwestern lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, Daviess County possesses a rich history. Learn more at the Daviess County Historical Society Museum, located at 212-1/2 E Main St in Washington.

According to the 2000 US Census, Daviess County holds the official designation as the Median Center of the US population.
Click here to view Median Center US map.

Daviess County observes Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

Generally, Daviess County experiences temperate summers and comfortable springs. Fall in Southern Indiana is a great time for outdoor activities because the days are comfortable and the evenings are crisp. The average temperatures in July can range from 63 degrees to 88 degrees F. The average temperature in January ranges between 17 degrees and 35 degrees F.

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