Perry Township, Miami County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Township
Location in Miami County
Location in Miami County
Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 86°00′48″W / 40.95667°N 86.01333°W / 40.95667; -86.01333Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 86°00′48″W / 40.95667°N 86.01333°W / 40.95667; -86.01333
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Miami
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 40.53 sq mi (105.0 km2)
 • Land 40.39 sq mi (104.6 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.35%
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 864
 • Density 21.4/sq mi (8.3/km2)
ZIP codes 46910, 46951, 46974
GNIS feature ID 0453722

Perry Township is one of fourteen townships in Miami County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 864 and it contained 343 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Perry Township was organized in 1837.[2] It is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, best known for his heroic role in the War of 1812 during the Battle of Lake Erie.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 40.53 square miles (105.0 km2), of which 40.39 square miles (104.6 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 0.35%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Gilead, Enterprise, Gaerte, Shoemaker and Tilden.

School districts[edit]

  • North Miami Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

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. ^ Bodurtha , Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 137. 
  3. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 712. 

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