New Garden Township, Wayne County, Indiana

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For the township in Pennsylvania, see New Garden Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
New Garden Township
Township
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°57′38″N 84°55′11″W / 39.96056°N 84.91972°W / 39.96056; -84.91972Coordinates: 39°57′38″N 84°55′11″W / 39.96056°N 84.91972°W / 39.96056; -84.91972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (61 km2)
 • Land 23.39 sq mi (60.6 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.09%
Elevation 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,977
 • Density 84.5/sq mi (32.6/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453664

New Garden Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,977 and it contained 794 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

New Garden Township was organized in 1817.[2] It was named by Quaker settlers after the New Garden Friends meeting house, in Guilford County, North Carolina.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 23.4 square miles (61 km2), of which 23.39 square miles (60.6 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[1] The streams of Berg Brook, Fellow Brook, Fountain Creek, Garden Run, Gray Brook, Grove Creek, Knoll Run, Line Brook, Odd Run, Pole Creek, Quack Creek, Reel Run, Silver Brook, Slow Run, Willow Run, Woods Branch and Youngs Brook run through this township.

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains two cemeteries: Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Willow Grove.

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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. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 289. 
  3. ^ History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Volume 2. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1884. p. 627. 
  4. ^ Fox, Henry Clay (1912). Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. Western Historical Association. p. 86. 

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