Black Township, Posey County, Indiana

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Black Township
Posey County
Map highlighting Black Township, Posey County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 37°56′59″N 87°55′04″W / 37.94972°N 87.91778°W / 37.94972; -87.91778Coordinates: 37°56′59″N 87°55′04″W / 37.94972°N 87.91778°W / 37.94972; -87.91778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Posey
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 88.95 sq mi (230.37 km2)
 • Land 87.03 sq mi (225.41 km2)
 • Water 1.91 sq mi (4.96 km2)
Elevation[1] 420 ft (128 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 10,288
 • Density 118.21/sq mi (45.64/km2)
FIPS code 18-05428[2]
GNIS feature ID 453112

Black Township is one of ten townships in Posey County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 10,288. The township is the largest both in terms of area a population in Posey County.


Black Township was organized in 1817.[3] The township was named for the Black family of pioneer settlers.[4]

The Frederick and Augusta Hagemann Farm, Mann Site, and Mount Vernon Site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

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Unincorporated places[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. ^ Leffel, John C. (1913). History of Posey County, Indiana. Standard Publishing Company. p. 75. 
  4. ^ History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest times to the present. Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1886. p. 265. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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