Pine Township, Warren County, Indiana

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Pine Township
Township
Location of Pine Township in Warren County
Location of Pine Township in Warren County
Location of Warren County in Indiana
Location of Warren County in Indiana
Coordinates: 40°25′40″N 87°19′12″W / 40.42778°N 87.32000°W / 40.42778; -87.32000Coordinates: 40°25′40″N 87°19′12″W / 40.42778°N 87.32000°W / 40.42778; -87.32000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Established March 1830
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 36.16 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.15 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 481
 • Density 13.3/sq mi (5.1/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453740

Pine Township is one of twelve townships in Warren County, Indiana, United States. According to the 2010 census, its population was 481 and it contained 213 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Pine Township was established in March 1830. There were originally four townships in the county; Pine and Washington were the first two new townships to be created.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.16 square miles (93.7 km2), of which 36.15 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1] Its only town is Rainsville, though a tiny hamlet named Brisco once existed to its west. Other extinct towns include Hooker Corner, Point Pleasant and Rocky Ford. The streams of Mud Pine Creek, Spring Branch and Stoney Creek run through this township.

Map of Pine Township

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Brisco,[3] Gray,[4] Hooker,[5] Jones,[6] Rainsville[7] and Van Reed.[8]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 41 runs from north to south in the far western part of the township on its way to Attica.[9] Indiana State Road 26 winds its way across the north part of the township on its route from the Illinois state line to Pine Village.[10]

Education[edit]

Pine Township is part of the Metropolitan School District of Warren County.[11]

Government[edit]

Pine Township has a trustee who administers rural fire protection and ambulance service, provides relief to the poor, manages cemetery care, and performs farm assessment, among other duties. The trustee is assisted in these duties by a three-member township board. The trustees and board members are elected to four-year terms.[12]

Pine Township is part of Indiana's 8th congressional district, Indiana House of Representatives District 42,[13] and Indiana State Senate District 38.[14]

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. ^ Warren County Historical Society 1966, p. 81.
  3. ^ "Brisco Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Gray Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Hooker Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Jones Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Rainsville Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Van Reed Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Route 41". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  10. ^ "State Road 26". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  11. ^ "Corporation Snapshot, M S D Warren County #8115". Indiana Department of Education. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  12. ^ "Government". United Township Association of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Indiana Senate" (PDF). State of Indiana. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Indiana House Districts" (PDF). State of Indiana. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Goodspeed, Weston A. (1883). "Part II. History of Warren County". Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana. Chicago: F. A. Battey and Company. pp. 31–156. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  • Clifton, Thomas, ed. (1913). Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen and Company. pp. 201–335. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  • Warren County Historical Society (1966). A History of Warren County, Indiana. Williamsport, Indiana. 
  • Warren County Historical Society (2002). A History of Warren County, Indiana (175th Anniversary Edition). Williamsport, Indiana. 

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