Bogard Township, Daviess County, Indiana

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Bogard Township
Township
Methodist church in Cornettsville
Methodist church in Cornettsville
Location of Bogard Township in Daviess County
Location of Bogard Township in Daviess County
Coordinates: 38°46′09″N 87°04′26″W / 38.76917°N 87.07389°W / 38.76917; -87.07389Coordinates: 38°46′09″N 87°04′26″W / 38.76917°N 87.07389°W / 38.76917; -87.07389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Daviess
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 36.75 sq mi (95.2 km2)
 • Land 36.44 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Water 0.31 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 486 ft (148 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,473
 • Density 40.4/sq mi (15.6/km2)
FIPS code 18-06274[2]
GNIS feature ID 453121

Bogard Township is one of ten townships in Daviess County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,473 and it contained 395 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Bogard Township was organized on 9 May 1820. Among its earliest settlers was North Carolina native Elias Myers, who arrived in 1816 and purchased 320 acres (130 ha) of land in the following year. Its namesake was a W. Bogard, who was a victim of an attack by Indians.[4]

The McCall Family Farmstead was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.75 square miles (95.2 km2), of which 36.44 square miles (94.4 km2) (or 99.16%) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) (or 0.84%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Concord, Cornettsville, Humphries, Tolberts Chapel and Wells.

References[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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Fulkerson, A.O., ed. History of Daviess County Indiana: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Bowen: Indianapolis, 1915, 276.
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/16/13 through 9/30/13. National Park Service. 2013-10-18. 

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