When Knox County was established in 1808 it was divided into four large townships - Wayne, Clinton, Morgan and Union.
As more settlers arrived it became necessary to subdivide these into smaller townships, and by the year 1838 all of today's 22 townships had been established, plus the three north of Centerburg that were "stolen from Old Knox" in 1848 to become part of the newly formed Morrow County.
You can learn even more about many of our towns and townships in the stories below.
For an illustrated timeline of the beginning of these townships, CLICK HERE to see the hard work already done for us, by "Diana, Queen of the Hunt - For Ancestors!".
And for present-day information about the county, go to the KNOX COUNTY GOVERNMENT website.