Florida Township, Parke County, Indiana

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Florida Township
Township
Location in Parke County
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 87°18′59″W / 39.65056°N 87.31639°W / 39.65056; -87.31639Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 87°18′59″W / 39.65056°N 87.31639°W / 39.65056; -87.31639
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 48.47 sq mi (125.5 km2)
 • Land 48.17 sq mi (124.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.62%
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,378
 • Density 49.4/sq mi (19.1/km2)
ZIP codes 47862, 47872, 47874
GNIS feature ID 0453297

Florida Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,378 and it contained 1,073 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Florida Township was established in 1821, the same year the county was created, though it was first settled circa 1816. It was named after a township in the state of New York, from which pioneer David Loree had emigrated.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.47 square miles (125.5 km2), of which 48.17 square miles (124.8 km2) (or 99.38%) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (or 0.62%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Adams, Bound, Mount Pleasant, Orlea and Rukes.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Heaton Private Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Southwest Parke Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 42
  • State Senate District 38

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. ^ Bowen 1913, pp. 175–180.

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