Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Marion County
Township
Map highlighting Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°40′54″N 86°8′4″W / 39.68167°N 86.13444°W / 39.68167; -86.13444Coordinates: 39°40′54″N 86°8′4″W / 39.68167°N 86.13444°W / 39.68167; -86.13444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Named for Oliver Hazard Perry
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 45.8 sq mi (118.7 km2)
 • Land 45.8 sq mi (118.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 108,972
 • Density 2,400/sq mi (920/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-59058[1]
GNIS feature ID 0453721[2]

Perry Township is one of the nine townships of Marion County, Indiana, United States, located in the south central part of the county. It was laid out in 1822 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and named after Oliver Hazard Perry - a War of 1812 hero. Early settlers included Samuel and Mary Bryan, Jacob Smock, John Murphy, and Soloman Harness. The township population was 108,972 at the 2010 census.[3]

Schools in Perry Township include Roncalli, Perry Meridian and Southport high schools.

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