Connersville Township, Fayette County, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Connersville Township
Township
Location of Connersville Township in Fayette County
Location of Connersville Township in Fayette County
Coordinates: 39°37′50″N 85°10′11″W / 39.63056°N 85.16972°W / 39.63056; -85.16972Coordinates: 39°37′50″N 85°10′11″W / 39.63056°N 85.16972°W / 39.63056; -85.16972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 32.77 sq mi (84.9 km2)
 • Land 32.71 sq mi (84.7 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,282
 • Density 375.5/sq mi (145.0/km2)
FIPS code 18-14950[2]
GNIS feature ID 453246

Connersville Township is one of nine townships in Fayette County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 12,282 and it contained 5,573 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Connersville Township was organized in 1819 as one of five original townships of Fayette County containing the namesake town, which was designated the county seat.[4]

John Conner is credited with being the first settler in Connersville Township.[5] He established a trading post which was the center of early pioneer life.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 32.77 square miles (84.9 km2), of which 32.71 square miles (84.7 km2) (or 99.82%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.18%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains one cemetery, Tullis Chapel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana: Containing a History of the Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 164. 
  5. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana: Containing a History of the Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 165. 
  6. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 224. 

External links[edit]