Springfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana

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Springfield Township
Township
Location of Springfield Township in Franklin County
Location of Springfield Township in Franklin County
Coordinates: 39°25′44″N 84°52′15″W / 39.42889°N 84.87083°W / 39.42889; -84.87083Coordinates: 39°25′44″N 84°52′15″W / 39.42889°N 84.87083°W / 39.42889; -84.87083
Country United States
State Indiana
County Franklin
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 35.62 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land 35.57 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,156
 • Density 32.5/sq mi (12.5/km2)
FIPS code 18-72134[2]
GNIS feature ID 453865

Springfield Township is one of thirteen townships in Franklin County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,156.[3]

History[edit]

Springfield Township was established in 1817.[4] The origin of the name is unclear. Some hold it was named for a large spring where a blockhouse was to be built, while others believe it was named for a town in the East where the first settlers originated.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.62 square miles (92.3 km2), of which 35.57 square miles (92.1 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Asbury, Conn, James, Mount Carmel and Springfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. p. 142. 
  5. ^ Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. p. 144. 

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