Buck Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Buck Creek Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°49′38″N 85°53′54″W / 39.82722°N 85.89833°W / 39.82722; -85.89833Coordinates: 39°49′38″N 85°53′54″W / 39.82722°N 85.89833°W / 39.82722; -85.89833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 36.02 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 35.93 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.25%
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,430
 • Density 234.6/sq mi (90.6/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453145

Buck Creek Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,430 and it contained 3,158 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Buck Creek Township was established in 1831.[2] It was named from Buck Creek, its largest waterway.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.02 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 35.93 square miles (93.1 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.25%) is water.[1] The streams of Amity Branch, Lead Creek and Snider Branch run through this township.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains nine cemeteries: Arnett, Burris, Fish, Griffith, Mount Pleasant, Pet, Scotten, Snider and Steele.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Mount Comfort Airfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 556. 
  3. ^ 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. 114. 

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