Center Township, Benton County, Indiana

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Center Township
Location of Center Township in Benton County
Location of Center Township in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°36′15″N 87°17′43″W / 40.60417°N 87.29528°W / 40.60417; -87.29528Coordinates: 40°36′15″N 87°17′43″W / 40.60417°N 87.29528°W / 40.60417; -87.29528
CountryUnited States
OrganizedJune 1875
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total53.82 sq mi (139.4 km2)
 • Land53.81 sq mi (139.4 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
 • Total2,757
 • Density51.2/sq mi (19.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code18-11224[2]
GNIS feature ID453172

Center Township is one of eleven townships in Benton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,757 and it contained 1,251 housing units.[3] It was organized in June 1875 and was originally known as Prairie Township.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 53.82 square miles (139.4 km2), of which 53.81 square miles (139.4 km2) (or 99.98%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.02%) is water.[3]

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

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  • "Center 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, Inc. p. 21.

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