Johnson Township, Knox County, Indiana

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Johnson Township
Township
Map highlighting Johnson Township, Knox County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 38°34′08″N 87°30′37″W / 38.56889°N 87.51028°W / 38.56889; -87.51028Coordinates: 38°34′08″N 87°30′37″W / 38.56889°N 87.51028°W / 38.56889; -87.51028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Knox
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 50.98 sq mi (132.0 km2)
 • Land 50.51 sq mi (130.8 km2)
 • Water 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 502 ft (153 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,382
 • Density 27.4/sq mi (10.6/km2)
FIPS code 18-38700[2]
GNIS feature ID 453513

Johnson Township is one of ten townships in Knox County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,382 and it contained 581 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Johnson Township is named for Thomas Johnson, an early pioneer settler who arrived in 1800, settling on land that later became the Purcell Station area. His son Thomas Johnson Jr. expanded the property and married into the Catt family. [4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.98 square miles (132.0 km2), of which 50.51 square miles (130.8 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 0.47 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 0.92%) 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. 81. 

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