Blue River Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Blue River Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 85°40′41″W / 39.74472°N 85.67806°W / 39.74472; -85.67806Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 85°40′41″W / 39.74472°N 85.67806°W / 39.74472; -85.67806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 29.83 sq mi (77.3 km2)
 • Land 29.75 sq mi (77.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.27%
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,417
 • Density 47.6/sq mi (18.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453117

Blue River Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,417 and it contained 542 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Blue River was organized in 1828.[2] It was named from the Blue River, once an important waterway for mills.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.83 square miles (77.3 km2), of which 29.75 square miles (77.1 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.[1] The streams of Dilly Creek and Nameless Creek run through this township.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: Gilboa, Haskett, and Westland Friends Church.

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