Richland Township, Fountain County, Indiana

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Richland Township
Township
Location of Richland Township in Fountain County
Location of Richland Township in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°12′06″N 87°08′41″W / 40.20167°N 87.14472°W / 40.20167; -87.14472Coordinates: 40°12′06″N 87°08′41″W / 40.20167°N 87.14472°W / 40.20167; -87.14472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 51.94 sq mi (134.5 km2)
 • Land 51.94 sq mi (134.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 950
 • Density 18.3/sq mi (7.1/km2)
FIPS code 18-64026
GNIS feature ID 453791

Richland Township is one of eleven townships in Fountain County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 950 and it contained 423 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 51.94 square miles (134.5 km2), all land.[1] It contains two incorporated towns: Newtown, with a population of about 250, lies near the center of the township; Mellott, with about 200 people, is about 2 miles (3.2 km) south. Indiana State Road 341 passes through both towns;[2] Indiana State Road 55 intersects State Road 341 in Newtown.[3] The two unincorporated communities of Graham and Stephens Crossing both lie to the southwest of Newtown along the route of a former railroad which came out of Veedersburg and also passed through Mellott and continued east.

Map of Richland Township

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Greenbay,[4] Hodson,[5] Newtown,[6] Oak Ridge,[7] Old Baptist,[8] Quirk[9] and Short.[10]

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. ^ "State Road 341". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  3. ^ "State Road 55". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Greenbay Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  5. ^ "Hodson Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Newtown Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  7. ^ "Oak Ridge Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  8. ^ "Old Baptist Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  9. ^ "Quirk Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  10. ^ "Short Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 

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