Huntington Township, Huntington County, Indiana
Location in Huntington County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||37.26 sq mi (96.5 km2)|
|• Land||36.46 sq mi (94.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2 km2) 2.15%|
|Elevation||712 ft (217 m)|
|• Density||571.5/sq mi (220.7/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453424|
Huntington Township is one of twelve townships in Huntington County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,837 and it contained 8,931 housing units, making it the most populous township in the county.
Huntington Township was organized in 1834.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.26 square miles (96.5 km2), of which 36.46 square miles (94.4 km2) (or 97.85%) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (or 2.15%) is water. Lakes in the township include Big Blue, Lake Clare, and the J. Edward Roush Reservoir. The stream of Rabbit Run runs through the township.
Cities and towns
- Huntington (the county seat)
- Clear Creek Township (north)
- Jackson Township (northeast)
- Union Township (east)
- Rock Creek Township (southeast)
- Lancaster Township (south)
- Polk Township (southwest)
- Dallas Township (west)
- Warren Township (northwest)
The township contains four cemeteries: Mount Calvary, Mount Hope, Pilgrims Rest and Pleasant Grove.
Airports and landing strips
- Bowlin Airport
- Huntington Municipal Airport
Huntington Township is the home of Huntington University, a Christian liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1,100.
Huntington Township is also home to Huntington North High School, Crestview Middle School, Riverview Middle School, Huntington Catholic School, Flint Springs Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, and Horace Mann Elementary School.
- J. Danforth Quayle, Vice-President of the United States, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative
- J. Edward Roush, U.S. Representative, Father of "911 Emergency System"
- Eiffel G. Plasterer, in the mid-1900s, toured America with his "Bubbles Concerto" program. He was a pioneer in soap bubble art and invented unique bubble-making techniques and equipment.
- Denny Jiosa, Grammy nominated jazz guitarist
- Chris Kramer, basketball player at Purdue University. Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, 2008.
- Sean Kline, basketball player at Indiana University.
- Steve Platt, basketball player and coach at Huntington University. Member of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame. Indiana’s all-time collegiate scoring leader (3,700 points), seventh all-time on the list of collegiate scorers at any level. Platt twice led the nation in scoring, 1973 and 1974.
- Lisa Winter, basketball player at Ball State University and Valparaiso University. Indiana's Miss Basketball 1996.
- Matt Pike, football player at Purdue University and in the Arena Football League, 1999–Present. Won AF2 Title with Peoria in 2002.
Points of interest
- Huntington County Historical Museum
- Huntington University Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Huntington University
- J. Edward Roush Lake
- Merillat Centre for the Arts
- Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center
- Sunken Gardens
- The Forks Of The Wabash
- The Indiana Room Genealogy Center
- United States Vice Presidential Museum
- Victory Noll
- "Huntington Township, Huntington County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Bash, Frank Sumner (1914). History of Huntington County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. The Lewis Publishing Company. p. 96.
- Indiana Township Association
- United Township Association of Indiana
- Official Web site of Huntington, Indiana
- Huntington Herald Press daily newspaper
- Huntington County United Economic Development
- The HUFF 50K Trail Run, a December ultramarathon - one of the 10 largest in North America
- VEEP Triathlon, a triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon held the first weekend in August