Jackson Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Jackson Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°49′44″N 85°38′59″W / 39.82889°N 85.64972°W / 39.82889; -85.64972Coordinates: 39°49′44″N 85°38′59″W / 39.82889°N 85.64972°W / 39.82889; -85.64972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 35.59 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 35.54 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,786
 • Density 50.2/sq mi (19.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453447

Jackson Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,786 and it contained 696 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Jackson Township was organized in 1831.[2] It was named for President Andrew Jackson.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.59 square miles (92.2 km2), of which 35.54 square miles (92.0 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[1] Lakes in this township include Perry Lake. The streams of Anthony Creek, Morris Creek and Willow Branch run through this township.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains two cemeteries: Simmons and Sixmile.

Major highways[edit]

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. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 714. 
  3. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. pp. 231–232. 

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