Jefferson Township, Cass County, Indiana

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Jefferson Township
Township
Location of Jefferson Township in Cass County
Location of Jefferson Township in Cass County
Coordinates: 40°46′44″N 86°31′30″W / 40.77889°N 86.52500°W / 40.77889; -86.52500Coordinates: 40°46′44″N 86°31′30″W / 40.77889°N 86.52500°W / 40.77889; -86.52500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.51 km2)
 • Land 35.76 sq mi (92.62 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.89 km2)
Elevation[1] 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,452
 • Density 40/sq mi (16/km2)
FIPS code 18-37890[2]
GNIS feature ID 453481

Jefferson Township is one of fourteen townships in Cass County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,452.[3]

History[edit]

Jefferson Township was organized in 1831.[4] It was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.[5]

Geography[edit]

Jefferson Township covers an area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2); 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) (0.97 percent) of this is water. Lake Cicott is in this township.

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains two cemeteries: Davis and Zion. Davis Cemetery is located a mile east of Burnettsville and a half mile east of the White County-Cass county line, and is commonly referred to as the Davis Cemetery Burnettsville in obituaries. It was also known as the Winegardner Cemetery.

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson township, Cass County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Powell, Jehu Z. (1913). History of Cass County Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 618. 
  5. ^ Helm, Thomas B. (1878). History of Cass County, Indiana. Kingman Bros. p. 35. 

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