Bigger Township, Jennings County, Indiana

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Bigger Township
Township
Location in Jennings County
Location in Jennings County
Coordinates: 38°57′23″N 85°29′40″W / 38.95639°N 85.49444°W / 38.95639; -85.49444Coordinates: 38°57′23″N 85°29′40″W / 38.95639°N 85.49444°W / 38.95639; -85.49444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jennings
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 30.74 sq mi (79.6 km2)
 • Land 30.69 sq mi (79.5 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.16%
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 726
 • Density 23.7/sq mi (9.2/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453111

Bigger Township is one of eleven townships in Jennings County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 726 and it contained 298 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Bigger Township was established in 1840. It was named for Samuel Bigger, seventh Governor of Indiana.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.74 square miles (79.6 km2), of which 30.69 square miles (79.5 km2) (or 99.84%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.16%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: Bethel, Callicotte and Hughes.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Broomsage Ranch Airport

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. ^ Jennings Co. Historical Society (1999). Jennings Co, Indiana - Pictorial. Turner Publishing Company. p. 29. 

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