Clay Township, Carroll County, Indiana

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Clay Township
Location of Clay Township in Carroll County
Location of Clay Township in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°27′27″N 86°37′58″W / 40.45750°N 86.63278°W / 40.45750; -86.63278Coordinates: 40°27′27″N 86°37′58″W / 40.45750°N 86.63278°W / 40.45750; -86.63278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 20.77 sq mi (53.8 km2)
 • Land 20.76 sq mi (53.8 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[1] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,255
 • Density 60.5/sq mi (23.4/km2)
FIPS code 18-12988[2]
GNIS feature ID 453205

Clay Township is one of fourteen townships in Carroll County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,255 and it contained 463 housing units.[3] Clay Township is part of the Rossville, Indiana school district.


Clay Township was organized in 1831.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 20.77 square miles (53.8 km2), of which 20.76 square miles (53.8 km2) (or 99.95%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.05%) is water.[3] The North Fork and Middle Fork of the Wildcat Creek both pass through Clay Township. The Lancaster Bridge, an historic covered bridge erected in 1872, spans the North Fork of the Wildcat Creek east of Owasco. The North Fork is an official Indiana State Scenic River.

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The township contains four cemeteries: Beard, Hufford, Hufford and Hughes.


  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. ^ Odell, John Curtis (1916). History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 81. 

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