Boone Township, Harrison County, Indiana
Countryside in the township's northwest
Location in Harrison County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||47.65 sq mi (123.4 km2)|
|• Land||47.31 sq mi (122.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.34 sq mi (0.9 km2) 0.71%|
|Elevation||673 ft (205 m)|
|• Density||29.4/sq mi (11.4/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453128|
Boone Township is named after Squire Boone who settled in the township in 1806. He died there in 1815 and is buried in the nearby Squire Boone Caverns. Boone built the first Baptist church in Indiana in the Boone Township in 1813. The church is called Old Goshen Church and has been reconstructed.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 47.65 square miles (123.4 km2), of which 47.31 square miles (122.5 km2) (or 99.29%) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) (or 0.71%) is water. The streams of Big Run, Mays Branch and West Branch Mosquito Creek run through this township.
Cities and towns
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
The children of Boone Township attend South Central school which is part of the South Harrison School District.
- Webster Township (north)
- Posey Township (northeast)
- Taylor Township (east)
- Heth Township (west)
- Harrison Township (northwest)
The township contains 43 documented cemeteries: Able, Barger, Becky Brown Family Plot, Beswick/Radmacher's, Brown Family Cemetery (aka Old Stephen's), Chaffin, Cole, Collen's Chapel, Cotner, Crosier, Dodd/Kings, Dunkard, Eckart, Ellis, Entrician/Endrocrane, Ferree/May, Grey, Guest, John Brown Cemetery, Kinzer/Lightner, Laconia Methodist (Bethel), Lane, Lewis, Madden, Marsh Burying Ground, McIntire (Evan's), Memorial Baptist/Presbyterian, Nancy Brown Plot, Old Goshen, Payton, Philip Rupp's Grave, Phillips Cemetery, Reed, Rehobeth, Ridley, Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Sands, Stallings, Stephens, Union Chapel, unnamed Boone and Zimmerman family cemetery.
- "Boone Township, Harrison County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.