Brownstown Township, Jackson County, Indiana
Location in Jackson County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||63.62 sq mi (164.8 km2)|
|• Land||62.72 sq mi (162.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2 km2) 1.41%|
|Elevation||551 ft (168 m)|
|• Density||88.5/sq mi (34.2/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453143|
Brownstown Township was organized in 1817, and took its name from Brownstown, the county seat.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 63.62 square miles (164.8 km2), of which 62.72 square miles (162.4 km2) (or 98.59%) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 1.41%) is water. The streams of Ballard Creek, Hough Creek, Kiper Creek, Spray Creek, West Branch White Creek and White Creek run through this township.
Cities and towns
- Brownstown (the county seat)
- Hamilton Township (northeast)
- Jackson Township (east)
- Washington Township (east)
- Grassy Fork Township (southeast)
- Carr Township (southwest)
- Driftwood Township (southwest)
- Owen Township (west)
- Pershing Township (northwest)
The township contains nine cemeteries: Burrell, Durland, Miller, Robertson, Saint Pauls, Smallwood, Wayman, Weathers and Woodmansee.
- "Brownstown Township, Jackson County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States 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.
- History of Jackson County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc., Together with an Extended History of the Northwest, the Indiana Territory and the State of Indiana. Unigraphic. 1886. p. 362.