Lafayette Township, Owen County, Indiana

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Lafayette Township
Township
Location in Owen County
Location in Owen County
Coordinates: 39°17′29″N 86°53′07″W / 39.29139°N 86.88528°W / 39.29139; -86.88528Coordinates: 39°17′29″N 86°53′07″W / 39.29139°N 86.88528°W / 39.29139; -86.88528
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Owen
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 29.12 sq mi (75.4 km2)
 • Land 29.07 sq mi (75.3 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.17%
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,207
 • Density 41.5/sq mi (16.0/km2)
ZIP codes 47431, 47460, 47833, 47868
GNIS feature ID 0453533

Lafayette Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,207 and it contained 565 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Lafayette Township was organized in 1839.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.12 square miles (75.4 km2), of which 29.07 square miles (75.3 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Fender, Galimore, Palestine, Saint Walley, Splinter Ridge, Tipton and Wright.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Spencer-Owen Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 46
  • State Senate District 37
  • State Senate District 39

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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 817. 

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