Wills Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

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Wills Township
Township
Map highlighting Wills Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°39′N 86°33′W / 41.650°N 86.550°W / 41.650; -86.550Coordinates: 41°39′N 86°33′W / 41.650°N 86.550°W / 41.650; -86.550
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 29.8 sq mi (77 km2)
 • Land 29.28 sq mi (75.8 km2)
 • Water 0.52 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,110
 • Density 72.1/sq mi (27.8/km2)
FIPS code 18-84554[2]
GNIS feature ID 454060

Wills Township is one of twenty-one townships in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,110 and it contained 790 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Wills Township was established in 1834.[4] It was named for John Wills, a pioneer settler.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.8 square miles (77 km2), of which 29.28 square miles (75.8 km2) (or 98.26%) is land and 0.52 square miles (1.3 km2) (or 1.74%) is water.[3]

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. ^ History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. C. C. Chapman & Co. 1880. p. 884. 
  5. ^ Daniels, E. D. (1904). A twentieth century history and biographical record of La Porte County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 35. 

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