Brazil Township, Clay County, Indiana

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Brazil Township
Township
Location of Brazil Township in Clay County
Location of Brazil Township in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°32′08″N 87°07′22″W / 39.53556°N 87.12278°W / 39.53556; -87.12278Coordinates: 39°32′08″N 87°07′22″W / 39.53556°N 87.12278°W / 39.53556; -87.12278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 6.52 sq mi (16.9 km2)
 • Land 6.46 sq mi (16.7 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,471
 • Density 1,311/sq mi (506/km2)
FIPS code 18-07192[2]
GNIS feature ID 453135

Brazil Township is one of eleven townships in Clay County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,471 and it contained 3,806 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Brazil Township was organized in 1868.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 6.52 square miles (16.9 km2), of which 6.46 square miles (16.7 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.77%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Brazil (the county seat) (north three-quarters)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains 4 cemeteries: Old Hill, Stunkard, Otter Creek and Restlawn.

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. 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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 84. 

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