Harrison Township, Blackford County, Indiana

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Harrison Township
Location of Harrison Township in Blackford County
Location of Harrison Township in Blackford County
Coordinates: 40°31′49″N 85°16′07″W / 40.53028°N 85.26861°W / 40.53028; -85.26861Coordinates: 40°31′49″N 85°16′07″W / 40.53028°N 85.26861°W / 40.53028; -85.26861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 42.23 sq mi (109.4 km2)
 • Land 42.13 sq mi (109.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,640
 • Density 62.7/sq mi (24.2/km2)
FIPS code 18-31630[2]
GNIS feature ID 453378

Harrison Township is one of four townships in Blackford County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,640 and it contained 1,196 housing units.[3] The township was named after William Henry Harrison, hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe, former governor of the Indiana Territory, and ninth President of the United States.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.23 square miles (109.4 km2), of which 42.13 square miles (109.1 km2) (or 99.76%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.24%) is water.[3] Lake Blue Water and the Godfrey Reserve are in this township. The Salamonie River runs through the township's northeast corner.

Map of Harrison Township

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

  • Dorsey's Station (ghost town)
  • Matamoras
  • Mollie (ghost town)
  • Pleasantdale (ghost town)

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The township contains at least eight cemeteries: Brookside, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, North Twibell, Penrod, Pleasantdale, South Twibell, St Margaret's Roman Catholic, and Woodlawn.


  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. ^ See “A History of Blackford County, Indiana…”, page 112.


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