Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Vernon Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°54′25″N 85°52′17″W / 39.90694°N 85.87139°W / 39.90694; -85.87139Coordinates: 39°54′25″N 85°52′17″W / 39.90694°N 85.87139°W / 39.90694; -85.87139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 31.33 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 • Land 31.26 sq mi (81.0 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.22%
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,005
 • Density 352.1/sq mi (135.9/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453955

Vernon Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,005 and it contained 4,322 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Vernon Township was organized in 1836.[2] It was named after Mount Vernon, the plantation home of President George Washington.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.33 square miles (81.1 km2), of which 31.26 square miles (81.0 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.[1]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

Vernon Township contains four cemeteries: Gillium-Chappel, McCordsville, Cauldwell-Brokaw, and the Caudell-Simmons

Major highways[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. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 783. 
  3. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. p. 311. 

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