Adams Township, Parke County, Indiana

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Adams Township
The Catlin Covered Bridge in the township's north
The Catlin Covered Bridge in the township's north
Location in Parke County
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°44′25″N 87°12′32″W / 39.74028°N 87.20889°W / 39.74028; -87.20889Coordinates: 39°44′25″N 87°12′32″W / 39.74028°N 87.20889°W / 39.74028; -87.20889
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 56.07 sq mi (145.2 km2)
 • Land 55.8 sq mi (145 km2)
 • Water 0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2)  0.48%
Elevation[1] 571 ft (174 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,825
 • Density 104.4/sq mi (40.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 47832, 47872
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453080

Adams Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,825 and it contained 2,062 housing units.[2]


Adams Township was named for James Adams, a pioneer settler, but the date of the township's organization is unknown because early records were lost.[3]

The Beeson Covered Bridge, Billie Creek Covered Bridge, Catlin Covered Bridge, Crooks Covered Bridge, Leatherwood Station Covered Bridge, McAllister Covered Bridge, Neet Covered Bridge, and Sanitorium Covered Bridge were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 56.07 square miles (145.2 km2), of which 55.8 square miles (145 km2) (or 99.52%) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) (or 0.48%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these four cemeteries: Hatfield, Memory Garden, Rowe and Union.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Butler Field

School districts[edit]

  • Rockville Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 42
  • State House District 44
  • State Senate District 38


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 172. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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