Smyrna Township, Jefferson County, Indiana
Location in Jefferson County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||25.95 sq mi (67.2 km2)|
|• Land||25.93 sq mi (67.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2) 0.08%|
|Elevation||761 ft (232 m)|
|• Density||42.3/sq mi (16.3/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453855|
Created on June 16, 1847 by the Jefferson County Commissioners, Smyrna was the last of Jefferson County's 10 townships to be formed. It is largely rural with only small unincorporated areas as population centers.
No post offices operate in the township.
The following post offices once operated in the township: Creswell (May 29, 1856-Nov. 30, 1892) and (June 6, 1893-Sept. 13, 1902); Volga (May 29, 1856-July 14, 1904); Wakefield (July 8, 1899-Feb. 15, 1905). 6.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.95 square miles (67.2 km2), of which 25.93 square miles (67.2 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.08%) is water. The streams of Goose Creek, Harberts Creek and Hensley Creek run through this township.
- Lancaster Township (north)
- Monroe Township (northeast)
- Madison Township (east)
- Republican Township (southwest)
- Graham Township (west)
The township contains the following cemeteries: Brown (Sauer farm) Ford, Hopewell, Kinnear, Lawler (1) and Lawler (2), Lowe, McKay-Stites, Neavill, Shiloh, and Smyrna Presbyterian.
- "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.
Gresham, John M. & Co., 1889. Biographical & Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington.
John Paul Chapter DAR. Jefferson County Cemetery Transcriptions, 1941