Clay Township, Decatur County, Indiana

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Clay Township
Location of Clay Township in Decatur County
Location of Clay Township in Decatur County
Coordinates: 39°18′46″N 85°37′09″W / 39.31278°N 85.61917°W / 39.31278; -85.61917Coordinates: 39°18′46″N 85°37′09″W / 39.31278°N 85.61917°W / 39.31278; -85.61917
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total50.72 sq mi (131.4 km2)
 • Land50.65 sq mi (131.2 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation830 ft (253 m)
 • Total1,287
 • Density25.4/sq mi (9.8/km2)
FIPS code18-13042[2]
GNIS feature ID453208

Clay Township is one of nine townships in Decatur County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,287 and it contained 535 housing units.[3]


Clay Township was organized in 1836.[4]

Champ's Ford Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[5]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.72 square miles (131.4 km2), of which 50.65 square miles (131.2 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.12%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

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The township contains seven cemeteries: Center Grove, Columbia, Mowery, Nauvoo, Patrick, Pumphrey and Swinney.


  • "Clay Township, Decatur 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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