Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana

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Pike Township
Marion County
Township
The George Washington Tomlinson House, a historic site in the township
The George Washington Tomlinson House, a historic site in the township
Map highlighting Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°52′16″N 86°15′11″W / 39.87111°N 86.25306°W / 39.87111; -86.25306Coordinates: 39°52′16″N 86°15′11″W / 39.87111°N 86.25306°W / 39.87111; -86.25306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Named for Zebulon Pike
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 44.1 sq mi (114.2 km2)
 • Land 41.5 sq mi (107.6 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 77,895
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (680/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-59742[1]
GNIS feature ID 0453735[2]

Pike Township is one of the nine townships of Marion County, Indiana, United States, North America, located in the northwestern portion of the county. The entire township is administratively part of Indianapolis, although a portion of the included town of Clermont lies in the southwest corner. As of the 2010 census, Pike Township had a population of 77,895 living in an area of approximately 107 km² (41.5 mi²).[3] The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township nearly covers the township, but a small area in the south is within the Indianapolis Public Schools system. The private Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is also in this township.

Pike Township is home to Eagle Creek Park and Lafayette Square Mall. The National FFA Organization, Kiwanis International, Dow AgroSciences, Klipsch Audio Technologies, Cheever Racing, and the Indianapolis Colts have their headquarters here. The north junction of I-65 and I-465 is located in this township and while I-74 runs through the southwest corner, there are no exits available from I-74.

Famous residents include several Indianapolis Colts players and IndyCar drivers, including Darren Manning and Joseph Addai.[citation needed]

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