Harrison Township, Knox County, Indiana

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Harrison Township
Township
Map highlighting Harrison Township, Knox County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 38°35′21″N 87°21′10″W / 38.58917°N 87.35278°W / 38.58917; -87.35278Coordinates: 38°35′21″N 87°21′10″W / 38.58917°N 87.35278°W / 38.58917; -87.35278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Knox
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 80.36 sq mi (208.1 km2)
 • Land 79.11 sq mi (204.9 km2)
 • Water 1.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation [1] 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,916
 • Density 24.2/sq mi (9.3/km2)
FIPS code 18-31864[2]
GNIS feature ID 453390

Harrison Township is one of ten townships in Knox County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,916 and it contained 812 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Harrison Township was founded in 1801. It was named for General William Henry Harrison, an American military officer and ninth President of the United States.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 80.36 square miles (208.1 km2), of which 79.11 square miles (204.9 km2) (or 98.44%) is land and 1.25 square miles (3.2 km2) (or 1.56%) is water.[3]

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 Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1886. p. 77. 

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