Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Center Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°48′58″N 85°46′30″W / 39.81611°N 85.77500°W / 39.81611; -85.77500Coordinates: 39°48′58″N 85°46′30″W / 39.81611°N 85.77500°W / 39.81611; -85.77500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 53.44 sq mi (138.4 km2)
 • Land 53 sq mi (140 km2)
 • Water 0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2)  0.82%
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,819
 • Density 487.2/sq mi (188.1/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453180

Center Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 25,819 and it contained 10,909 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Center Township was organized in 1831.[2] It was named from its position at the geographical center of Hancock County.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 53.44 square miles (138.4 km2), of which 53 square miles (140 km2) (or 99.18%) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 0.82%) is water.[1] Lakes in this township include Roberts Lake. The stream of Little Brandywine Creek runs 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 eleven cemeteries: Alford, Barrett, Caldwell, Cooper, Hinchman, Mount Carmel, Park, Pratt, Reeves, Sugar Creek and Willet.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Pope Field

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. 577. 
  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. 142. 

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