Center Township, Wayne County, Indiana

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Center Township
The Lewis Jones House, a historic place located in Center Township
The Lewis Jones House, a historic place located in Center Township
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°49′21″N 84°59′50″W / 39.82250°N 84.99722°W / 39.82250; -84.99722Coordinates: 39°49′21″N 84°59′50″W / 39.82250°N 84.99722°W / 39.82250; -84.99722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 42.32 sq mi (109.6 km2)
 • Land 42.03 sq mi (108.9 km2)
 • Water 0.29 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.69%
Elevation[1] 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,579
 • Density 180.3/sq mi (69.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453196

Center Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 7,579 and it contained 3,204 housing units.[2]


Center Township was organized in 1817.[3]

The Lewis Jones House, King-Dennis Farm, and Samuel G. Smith Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.32 square miles (109.6 km2), of which 42.03 square miles (108.9 km2) (or 99.31%) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) (or 0.69%) is water.[2] The streams of Black Run, Bryant Creek, Center Run, Centrum Run, Cold Run, Cool Brook, Crown Creek, Far Run, Fork Creek, Free Run, Middle Run, Point Run, Rich Creek, Sleet Brook, Snow Run Brook and Winter Run 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 three cemeteries: Crown Hill, Crown Hill and West Grove.

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 161. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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