Oregon Township, Clark County, Indiana

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Oregon Township
Township
Location of Oregon Township in Clark County
Location of Oregon Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°33′02″N 85°38′28″W / 38.55056°N 85.64111°W / 38.55056; -85.64111Coordinates: 38°33′02″N 85°38′28″W / 38.55056°N 85.64111°W / 38.55056; -85.64111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 31.27 sq mi (81.0 km2)
 • Land 31.08 sq mi (80.5 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,769
 • Density 56.9/sq mi (22.0/km2)
FIPS code 18-56898[2]
GNIS feature ID 453693

Oregon Township is one of twelve townships in Clark County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,769 and it contained 692 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Oregon Township was organized in 1852.[4] Oregon Township was purportedly so named because at the time of the township's organization, it was sparsely inhabited and considered as remote as the Oregon Territory.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.27 square miles (81.0 km2), of which 31.08 square miles (80.5 km2) (or 99.39%) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) (or 0.61%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains several cemeteries: Beswick (aka Walnut Hill), Covert, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Goben, Hebron, Kern, Otisco, New Market Christian Church, New Market Presbyterian Church (aka Mt. Vernon), Sawmill Road, States, and Webb Farm.[6]

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