Bolivar Township, Benton County, Indiana

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Bolivar Township
Location of Bolivar Township in Benton County
Location of Bolivar Township in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°31′35″N 87°09′54″W / 40.52639°N 87.16500°W / 40.52639; -87.16500Coordinates: 40°31′35″N 87°09′54″W / 40.52639°N 87.16500°W / 40.52639; -87.16500
CountryUnited States
OrganizedMarch 1860
Named forSimón Bolivar
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total36.1 sq mi (93 km2)
 • Land36.1 sq mi (93 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation699 ft (213 m)
 • Total1,252
 • Density34.7/sq mi (13.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code18-06328[2]
GNIS feature ID453122

Bolivar Township is one of eleven townships in Benton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,252 and it contained 548 housing units.[3] Bolivar Township was organized in March 1860 and named for South American liberator Simón Bolivar.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), all land.[3]

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The township contains one cemetery, Griffin.


Benton Community School Corporation


  • "Bolivar Township, Benton County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
  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. ^ Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) [1928]. History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw, Incorporated. p. 21.

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