Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana
Location in Hancock County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||30.82 sq mi (79.8 km2)|
|• Land||30.76 sq mi (79.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.19%|
|Elevation||971 ft (296 m)|
|• Density||83.6/sq mi (32.3/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453137|
Brown Township was organized in 1833. It was named for Prior Brown, a pioneer settler.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.82 square miles (79.8 km2), of which 30.76 square miles (79.7 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.19%) is water. The streams of Harlan Run, Maize Run, McCray Run, Shirley Drain and Village Brook run through this township.
Cities and towns
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Adams Township, Madison County (north)
- Greensboro Township, Henry County (east)
- Harrison Township, Henry County (east)
- Wayne Township, Henry County (southeast)
- Jackson Township (south)
- Green Township (west)
- Fall Creek Township, Madison County (northwest)
The township contains five cemeteries: McCray, Harlan, Hayes (twp), Gard (twp) and Reeves (twp).
- "Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. p. 88.
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