Starke County was created in 1835 and organized in 1850. It was named for Gen. John Stark, who commanded New Hampshire troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 in the Revolutionary War and defeated the British at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.
The Starke County Ledger states that a mound near knox, which has recently been opened, contained several skeletons of human beings who were once of Great stature. It is estimated that they must have been some seven or eight feet tall while living. Among the other interesting things discovered were several copper arrowheads.
Crawfordsville Star, (Crawfordsville Indiana) November 9, 1875.