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Clay Township, Hamilton County, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°57′48″N 86°08′54″W / 39.96333°N 86.14833°W / 39.96333; -86.14833
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Clay Township
Location in Hamilton County
Location in Hamilton County
Coordinates: 39°57′48″N 86°08′54″W / 39.96333°N 86.14833°W / 39.96333; -86.14833
CountryUnited States
Township organized1833
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total50.18 sq mi (130.0 km2)
 • Land49.09 sq mi (127.1 km2)
 • Water1.09 sq mi (2.8 km2)  2.17%
843 ft (257 m)
 • Total99,093
 • Density2,014.1/sq mi (777.6/km2)
ZIP codes
46032, 46033, 46074, 46077, 46082, 46260, 46280, 46290
Area code(s)317, 463
GNIS feature ID0453209

Clay Township is one of nine townships in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 83,293 and it contained 32,375 housing units.[2] Since the annexation of Home Place, Indiana; Carmel is now completely coterminous with the township.[3]



Clay Township was organized in 1833.[4]

Micah Newby House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[5]



According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.18 square miles (130.0 km2), of which 49.09 square miles (127.1 km2) (or 97.83%) is land and 1.09 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 2.17%) is water.[2] The streams of Almond Ditch, Ams Run, Blue Woods Creek, Boone Creek, Center Creek, Clay Creek, Cool Creek, Elliot Creek, Lily Vestal Drain, Henley Creek, Highway Run, Hot Lick Creek, Kirkendall Creek, Lion Creek, Little Cool Creek, Long Branch, Mitchener Ditch, Spring Mill Run, Well Run, Will Creek, and Witt Creek run through this township.

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The township contains six cemeteries: Calvary, Carmel, Farley, Pleasant Grove, Poplar Ridge, and White Chapel.

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  • "Clay Township, Hamilton County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files