Charlestown Township, Clark County, Indiana

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Charlestown Township
Township
The John Work House, a historic site in the township
The John Work House, a historic site in the township
Location of Charlestown Township in Clark County
Location of Charlestown Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°27′34″N 85°39′46″W / 38.45944°N 85.66278°W / 38.45944; -85.66278Coordinates: 38°27′34″N 85°39′46″W / 38.45944°N 85.66278°W / 38.45944; -85.66278
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyClark
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total65.09 sq mi (168.6 km2)
 • Land64.49 sq mi (167.0 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation[1]610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total13,450
 • Density208.6/sq mi (80.5/km2)
FIPS code18-12142[2]
GNIS feature ID453197

Charlestown Township is one of twelve townships in Clark County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,450 and it contained 5,382 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Charlestown Township was organized in 1817.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 65.09 square miles (168.6 km2), of which 64.49 square miles (167.0 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (or 0.92%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains several cemeteries: Armstrong Cemetery, Baird Cemetery (a.k.a. King), Bottorff, Caldwell (a.k.a. Lutz/Prather), Carter, Charlestown, Coble, County Poor Farm, Crace, Douglas, Faris, Fifty-four, Goodwin, Goodwin/Nicholson, Hammond, Hester-Rowland, Kessler (a.k.a. Faris II), Long, Mathes, McCormick (a.k.a. McCullough), McDonald, Meloy, Montgomery, Otisco Cemetery (a.k.a. Seedtick), Pleasant Grove, Robertson, Robinson, Salem Methodist Church, Shelby Cemetery, Silver Creek Cemetery, St. Michael's, James Stuart Plantation, Weimer, and Worrell/Worrall.[5]

References[edit]

  • "Charlestown Township, Clark County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

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