Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana

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Clear Creek Township
A farmhouse in northern Clear Creek Township
A farmhouse in northern Clear Creek Township
Motto: Busiest Little Township in Indiana
Location in Monroe County
Location in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°02′01″N 86°30′56″W / 39.03361°N 86.51556°W / 39.03361; -86.51556Coordinates: 39°02′01″N 86°30′56″W / 39.03361°N 86.51556°W / 39.03361; -86.51556
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Monroe
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee Thelma Kelley Jeffries
 • Total 37.9 sq mi (98 km2)
 • Land 30.87 sq mi (80.0 km2)
 • Water 7.03 sq mi (18.2 km2)  18.55%
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,000
 • Density 162/sq mi (63/km2)
ZIP codes 47401, 47403, 47436, 47462
GNIS feature ID 0453222

Clear Creek Township is one of eleven townships in Monroe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,000 and it contained 2,674 housing units.[1]


Joseph Mitchell House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.9 square miles (98 km2), of which 30.87 square miles (80.0 km2) (or 81.45%) is land and 7.03 square miles (18.2 km2) (or 18.55%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Monroe County's Clear Creek Town is not located in Clear Creek Township, but rather in Perry Township, just north of Clear Creek Township's border. Both the town and the township are named after the same eponymous creek, which flows from the north to the south through both of them.


Clear Creek Township Trustee's Office (Township Government) operates three active cemeteries, which includes the marking and selling of plots, marking for headstones, meeting with family members and marking burial sites for their family member, all maintenance, mowing and trimming, filling in grave sites, removing funeral floral arrangements, leveling and sowing grass seed and straw, cleaning up after rain and/or wind storms which blow flowers off grave sites.

Clear Creek Township Trustee's Office (Township Government) has an additional 26 cemeteries in the township. Four cemeteries were moved due to the construction of Lake Monroe.

Deeds are recorded in office of the Recorder of Monroe County. Thelma Kelley Jeffries Trustee Clear Creek Township Monroe County, Indiana

Clear Creek Township contains 29 cemeteries:

  • Anderson-Deckard
  • Barrett
  • Bennett-Humphrey
  • Bold-Boles_Strain
  • Chambers, D
  • Chambers, W
  • Clover Hill
  • Deckard, M
  • Deckard, J
  • Flory-Stipp-Butcher
  • Goodman
  • Hanson-Meadows
  • Juda-Wallingford
  • Kelly
  • Ketcham
  • Kinser
  • Knight-McKnights
  • Knights of Pythia
  • Kutch
  • Leonard-Phillips
  • Lucas
  • Mount Ebal
  • Mount Salem
  • Musser/Mercer
  • Pennington-Urmey
  • Phillips
  • Pickle-Smallwood
  • Smithville
  • Smith


BLAC -BLACKWELL/CHAMBERS/PRINCE Clear Creek - Section 13 > Large cemetery moved to Polk Twp. Cem. for Lake Monroe. Was located near Nancy Jane bridge.

GOOD -GOODMAN Clear Creek - Section 27 >Moved to Polk Twp. Cem. for Lake Monroe. Some maps refer to a cemetery in Clear Creek Section 27 on the very top of the east ridge of the Spillway cut out. We have also had some reports of tombstones on the west ridge but have been unable to locate any.

LIVI -LIVINGSTON/MITCHELL Clear Creek - Section 26 > Old Otto Mitchell farm,in the town of Fairfax, 3 graves moved to Polk Twp Cem. for Lake Monroe.

SCAR -SCARBAUGH/DAN FOX Clear Creek - Section 26 > Moved to Polk Twp Cem. for Lake Monroe.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Monroe County Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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