Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana

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Decatur Township
Marion County
Township
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
Coordinates: 39°41′44″N 86°15′42″W / 39.69556°N 86.26167°W / 39.69556; -86.26167Coordinates: 39°41′44″N 86°15′42″W / 39.69556°N 86.26167°W / 39.69556; -86.26167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)
 • Land 32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,388
 • Density 1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-17092[1]
GNIS feature ID 0453255[2]

Decatur Township is the smallest in geographic size and in population of the nine townships in Marion County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,388.[3] Located on the southwest corner of the county, the township is home to the new Indianapolis International Airport main terminal. The city of Indianapolis and Marion County are a merged unit. Long one of the most rural sections of the county, Decatur Township has seen many new residential and commercial developments. AmeriPlex, one of the largest industrial parks in Indiana, is in Decatur Township.

Population[edit]

Decatur Township was home to 27,881 residents in 2008 and has seen tremendous growth in recent years. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,388.

History[edit]

The township was settled in the 1820s by mostly Quakers from South Carolina. They settled along the banks of the White River. West Newton is a small Quaker-settled town inside the township. Many of today's residents can trace their lineages back to these early settlers.

Key information[edit]

The township is the home of the Decatur Township Civic Council and the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township. The Indianapolis Challenger Center calls Decatur Township home.

Camby (also sometimes called "West Union Station") is a neighborhood in western Decatur Township that also extends into neighboring Hendricks and Morgan counties, centered along Camby Road near State Road 67.[4] Its elevation is 764 feet (233 m) above sea level, and it is located at 39°39′45″N 86°19′00″W / 39.66250°N 86.31667°W / 39.66250; -86.31667 (39.6625457, -86.3166582).[5] Camby has a post office with the ZIP code of 46113.[6]

Township elected officials[edit]

  • U.S. Congress, District 7: André Carson (D)
  • Indiana House, District 91: Robert Behning (R)
  • Indiana Senate, District 35: R. Michael Young (R)
  • Mayor: Greg Ballard (R)
  • City-County Council, District 22: Jason Holliday (R)
  • City-County Council, At-Large: Zach Adamson (D), John Barth (D), Pamela Hickman (D), Leroy Robinson (D)
  • Trustee: Stephen Rink (R)
  • Small Claims Court Judge: Myron Hockman (R)
  • Constable: Darrell McGaha (R)
  • Township Board: District 1, Stephanie McGaha (R); District 2, Pat Rigsby (D); District 3, Sandra Filipovich (R); District 4, Joe Griffith (R); District 5, Larry Kugelman (R); District 6, Martha Fisher-Vaughn (R); District 7, David Knight (R)
  • School Board: Judy Collins, Larry Taylor, Dale Henson, Timothy Huber, Cathy Wiseman

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