Since 1814 Washington County Government has served the residents of communities such as Bartle, Beck's Mill, Blue River, Bunker Hill, Canton, Claysville, Daisy Hill, Farrabee, Georgetown, Haleysburg, Harristown, Hitchcock, Kossuth, Martinsburg, McKinley, Mt. Carmel, New Liberty, New Philadelphia, Organ Spring, Plattsburg, Prowsville, Punkin Center, Rosebud, Rush Creek Valley, Smedley, South Boston and Salem.

Washington County, Indiana was named in honor of U.S. President George Washington. Washington County is the 7th largest county in Indiana at 514 square miles. With its fertile cropland, scenic beauty of its rolling hills, progressive business community and strong educational values Washington County is a wonderful place to call home.


SEPAC Field Day

For Immediate Release     June 21, 2014

The annual Southeast Purdue Ag. Center Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1 from 3:00-8:00 pm.  Featured speakers will be Purdue Extension Specialists and topics will include: Soybean Update, Starter Fertilizer & Population Research by Shaun Casteel; Corn Yield Response to Seeding Rates & Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates by Bob Nielsen; Soil Health – What is it & how do we improve it? by Eileen Kladivko; Regulatory Topic by Fred Whitford.  Private Applicator, Commercial Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are also available.  Private applicator credits will require $10.00.  Everyone should bring a copy of their applicator license.  Credits will only be given for attending the entire program.  RSVP’s are appreciated by June 25 to 812-352-3033.  SEPAC is located at 4425 E. County Road 350 N, Butlerville, IN 47223.  If you require auxillary aids and services due to a disability or special food needs, please call the phone number listed above by June 25. 


Purdue Extension to Host New Farmer Program

For Immediate Release       June 5, 2014 

Whether they are families wanting to live off their land, older folks looking for retirement income, or veterans looking for peace and quiet, people around the country are starting their own small farms. Such is the popularity of starting farms with small acreage that Purdue Extension now hosts the annual Small Farms Conference every winter near Danville, IN. Interest in small farms is no different here in Southern Indiana, with people in Clark, Scott, Washington and Floyd Counties all asking how they can start living on the land, too. Extension will help answer those questions with a New Farmer Program at 6:30PM on Monday, June 16. The event will be held in the Food Stand at the Clark Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Hwy 62, Charlestown.

“Last year Extension in Scott and Washington counties hosted a new farmer callout that drew 47 people,” said Clark County Extension Educator Dave Hynes. “We want to build on that interest and give the public the information they need to start their own farming journey.”

The evening will touch on topics like business structure, marketing, selecting land and managing the soil, and selecting a production system, among others. Cost to attend is $10 per person, and anyone wanting to know how to start a farming business is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Clark Co. Extension office at (812) 256-4591.

If you need more information about the event, contact Extension Educator Dave Hynes at (812) 256-4591 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, prior to the meeting, contact Dave at the office or call (888) EXT-INFO.


Washington County Food Bank

If you're familar with the Feinstein Challenge, you're aware or the benefits Washington County Food Bank receives from this endeavor. Besides the money (over $19,335.22) donated for food purchases, there were food items brought to the food bank valued at over $20,213 in 2013.

The food bank also received a proportionate share of the one million dollars that Mr. Feinstein donates to fight hunger in the United States each year.

Just as the response to the Feinstein Challenge increases each year, so does the number of persons served by the food bank. There were a total of 7113 visits representing 15,953 adults and 8935 children during 2013.

The Food Bank Board hopes this year's challenge response will surpass that oflast year in order for us to continue to fulfill our mission to provide the emergency food and nutritional needs of citizens of Washington County.

Cash, checks and food items received from March 1st to April 30th will apply to the challenge. Monetary pledges can also be made for a longer period of time. Food items will be valued at $1.00 per item for reporting purposes.

Community Events

Friday Night on the Square
09-19-2014 5:00 pm
Washington County Bicentennial Parade
09-27-2014 12:00 am

Public Meetings

Council Meeting
08-04-2014 9:30 am
Commissioners Meeting
08-05-2014 9:00 am
Commissioners Meeting
08-19-2014 9:00 am

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