Richland Township, Madison County, Indiana

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Richland Township
Township
Location in Madison County
Location in Madison County
Coordinates: 40°10′31″N 85°37′22″W / 40.17528°N 85.62278°W / 40.17528; -85.62278Coordinates: 40°10′31″N 85°37′22″W / 40.17528°N 85.62278°W / 40.17528; -85.62278
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Madison
Government
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee Richard (Dick) Cleaver
 • Fire Chief Darren B. Study
 • Indiana State Representative Jack Lutz (R)
 • Indiana State Senator Douglas Eckerty (R)
Area
 • Total 27.91 sq mi (72.3 km2)
 • Land 27.7 sq mi (72 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.72%
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,775
 • Density 172.4/sq mi (66.6/km2)
ZIP codes 46001, 46012
GNIS feature ID 0453796

Richland Township is one of fourteen townships in Madison County, Indiana, United States. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,775 and it contained 2,109 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 27.91 square miles (72.3 km2), of which 27.7 square miles (72 km2) (or 99.25%) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (or 0.72%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

History[edit]

Richland was organized in 1834. It was named from their productive farmland.[2]

Volunteer Fire Department[edit]

The Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department is located on County Road 500 N, just East of Alexandria Pike on the west-central side of the township. The fire department provides fire suppression, rescue, and basic life support services to all of Richland Township and mutual aid services to surrounding areas. The fire department is staffed by approximately 35 volunteer members who are trained in fire suppression, emergency medical services, and rescue. The fire department has seven pieces of apparatus: one fire engine (Engine 48), two 3,000-gallon tankers (Engine/Tanker 40 & Tanker 44), one Medium Rescue (Rescue 49), one Grass truck (Grass 47) and two transporting BLS ambulances (Ambulances 45 and 46). Richland is also the home of the Madison County Hazardous Materials Decontamination Team (Decon 40), which has a fully equipped decon trailer, including a mass decontamination tent. The fire department responds to approximately 400-450 calls for service per year.

The Richland Township Fire Department was established in 1970.

The fire department is dispatched on "Madison County Fire Control" out of the Madison County Sheriff's Department Dispatch located in Anderson. The department is addressed on the radio as "Station 40".

The Richland Township Volunteer has had one line-of-duty death, in the 1980s; Donald Lindzy.

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Funk, Heagy, Holson, Moonville, Nelson and Wesley Chapel.

Major highways[edit]

Waterways and bodies of water[edit]

  • Killbuck Creek

Running SW through the township, enters Richland Township near County Road 500 E and County Road 700 N and exits the township near County Road 240 North and Scatterfield Road, just before emptying into the White River.

  • Little Killbuck Creek

Running SSW through the township, enters Richland Township near County Road 800 N and County Road 200 E and empties into the Killbuck Creek near County Road 240 N and Scatterfield Road.

  • Prosperity Lake

Located just north of County Road 500 N and just east of Alexandria Pike; situated along Little Killbuck Creek.

  • Several private ponds

School districts[edit]

  • Anderson Community School Corporation

Golf course[edit]

  • Killbuck Golf Course

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. ^ Forkner, John La Rue and Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 927. 

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