Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Brown Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°54′23″N 85°38′02″W / 39.90639°N 85.63389°W / 39.90639; -85.63389Coordinates: 39°54′23″N 85°38′02″W / 39.90639°N 85.63389°W / 39.90639; -85.63389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 30.82 sq mi (79.8 km2)
 • Land 30.76 sq mi (79.7 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.19%
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,571
 • Density 83.6/sq mi (32.3/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453137

Brown Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,571 and it contained 1,067 housing units.[1]


Brown Township was organized in 1833. It was named for Prior Brown, a pioneer settler.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.82 square miles (79.8 km2), of which 30.76 square miles (79.7 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.19%) is water.[1] The streams of Harlan Run, Maize Run, McCray Run, Shirley Drain and Village Brook run through this township.

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

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The township contains five cemeteries: McCray, Harlan, Hayes (twp), Gard (twp) and Reeves (twp).

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