Salt Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana

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Salt Creek Township
Township
A historic bridge over Stephens Creek in Salt Creek Township
A historic bridge over Stephens Creek in Salt Creek Township
Location in Monroe County
Location in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°07′25″N 86°24′37″W / 39.12361°N 86.41028°W / 39.12361; -86.41028Coordinates: 39°07′25″N 86°24′37″W / 39.12361°N 86.41028°W / 39.12361; -86.41028
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Monroe
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 29.78 sq mi (77.1 km2)
 • Land 26.68 sq mi (69.1 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)  10.41%
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,513
 • Density 56.7/sq mi (21.9/km2)
ZIP codes 47401, 47408
GNIS feature ID 0453829

Salt Creek Township is one of eleven townships in Monroe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,513 and it contained 822 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Salt Creek Township was established in 1825. It was named from a salt spring which was the center of an early salt manufacturing industry.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.78 square miles (77.1 km2), of which 26.68 square miles (69.1 km2) (or 89.59%) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (or 10.41%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Friendship Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Monroe County Community School Corporation

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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 536. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 427. 

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