Bigger Township, Jennings County, Indiana

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Bigger 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
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyJennings
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total30.74 sq mi (79.6 km2)
 • Land30.69 sq mi (79.5 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.16%
Elevation
745 ft (227 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total726
 • Density23.7/sq mi (9.2/km2)
GNIS feature ID0453111

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]

Benville Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[3]

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]

  • "Bigger Township, Jennings County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

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