Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana

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Barr Township
Township
Location of Barr Township in Daviess County
Location of Barr Township in Daviess County
Coordinates: 38°40′10″N 87°00′36″W / 38.66944°N 87.01000°W / 38.66944; -87.01000Coordinates: 38°40′10″N 87°00′36″W / 38.66944°N 87.01000°W / 38.66944; -87.01000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Daviess
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 73.19 sq mi (189.6 km2)
 • Land 72.05 sq mi (186.6 km2)
 • Water 1.14 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 489 ft (149 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,811
 • Density 66.8/sq mi (25.8/km2)
FIPS code 18-03484[2]
GNIS feature ID 453096

Barr Township is one of ten townships in Daviess County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,811 and it contained 1,481 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Barr Township was organized on 4 August 1819 from part of Washington Township; its namesake was pioneer settler Hugh Barr. Besides agriculture, which has flourished in its rich soils, the township has depended economically upon coal mining, as some of Indiana's highest quality coal mines are found in Barr Township.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 73.19 square miles (189.6 km2), of which 72.05 square miles (186.6 km2) (or 98.44%) is land and 1.14 square miles (3.0 km2) (or 1.56%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township cemeteries: Saint Peters, Wagler, and St. Mary's (Barr Township)located on St. Mary's Rd.

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. ^ Fulkerson, A.O., ed. History of Daviess County Indiana: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Bowen: Indianapolis, 1915, 274-275.

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