Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana
Location in Jefferson County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||27.55 sq mi (71.4 km2)|
|• Land||27.44 sq mi (71.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.11 sq mi (0.3 km2) 0.40%|
|Elevation||741 ft (226 m)|
|• Density||58.3/sq mi (22.5/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453786|
Republican Township was created on March 12, 1817 by the Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. It has had the following post offices, which are no longer in operation: Hargan (June 4, 1884-July 29, 1898); Ramsey’s Mills (Dec. 19, 1832-Jan. 14, 1848); Swanville (June 10, 1847-Oct. 23, 1866) and (Jan. 8, 1867-Jan. 15, 1907). There is no active post office in the township.
Ramseys Mills Post Office was renamed Kent, which operated from Jan. 14, 1848 until March 26, 1965, when mail service was transferred to Madison.
Its active churches include the Kent Baptist, Christian and Methodist churches. Past churches include the Ebenezer Methodist (ca. 1840-?): New Liberty Methodist (ca. 1900-1995/90), Providence Methodist (ca. 1830-?), Sharon Hill Presbyterian (1845-after 1945); White River Baptist (1811-1886/87) and White River Christian (founded as a New Light church in 1817, moved to Kent where the Kent Christian Church is its successor).
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 27.55 square miles (71.4 km2), of which 27.44 square miles (71.1 km2) (or 99.60%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.40%) is water. The streams of Big Spring Creek, Chicken Run, Ramsey Creek and Thompson Branch run through this township.
- Smyrna Township (northeast)
- Hanover Township (east)
- Madison Township (east)
- Saluda Township (southeast)
- Lexington Township, Scott County (southwest)
- Graham Township (northwest)
The township contains cemeteries: Blankenship, Kent, Landon, Liberty, Lloyd, Scotland, Sharon Hill, Slippery Point and White River.
Airports and landing strips
- Wilkersons Airport
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
Baker, J. David, The Postal History of Indiana, 1976, Philatelic Bibliophile, P.O. Box 213971, Louisville, Ky. 1976.
John Paul Chapter DAR. Jefferson County Cemetery Transcriptions, Madison, 1941.
PAUL (1995): John Paul. Jefferson County Court Records 1811-1826. Transcribed by the Jefferson County Historical Society, Madison.