Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana
Location of Barr Township in Daviess County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• 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||489 ft (149 m)|
|• Density||66.8/sq mi (25.8/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453096|
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.
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.
Cities and towns
- Van Buren Township (north)
- Perry Township, Martin County (northeast)
- Rutherford Township, Martin County (southeast)
- Reeve Township (south)
- Harrison Township (southwest)
- Washington Township (west)
- Bogard Township (northwest)
The township cemeteries: Saint Peters, Wagler, and St. Mary's (Barr Township)located on St. Mary's Rd.
- "Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Fulkerson, A.O., ed. History of Daviess County Indiana: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Bowen: Indianapolis, 1915, 274-275.