Brownstown Township, Jackson County, Indiana

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Brownstown Township
Location in Jackson County
Location in Jackson County
Coordinates: 38°53′26″N 86°02′49″W / 38.89056°N 86.04694°W / 38.89056; -86.04694Coordinates: 38°53′26″N 86°02′49″W / 38.89056°N 86.04694°W / 38.89056; -86.04694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 63.62 sq mi (164.8 km2)
 • Land 62.72 sq mi (162.4 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  1.41%
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,552
 • Density 88.5/sq mi (34.2/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453143

Brownstown Township is one of twelve townships in Jackson County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,552 and it contained 2,308 housing units.[1]


Brownstown Township was organized in 1817, and took its name from Brownstown, the county seat.[2] Shields' Mill Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 63.62 square miles (164.8 km2), of which 62.72 square miles (162.4 km2) (or 98.59%) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 1.41%) is water.[1] The streams of Ballard Creek, Hough Creek, Kiper Creek, Spray Creek, West Branch White Creek and White Creek run through this township.

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The township contains ten cemeteries: Burrell, Durland, First German Presbyterian, Miller, Robertson, Saint Pauls, Smallwood, Wayman, Weathers and Woodmansee.

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