Craig Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

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Craig Township
Township
The Venoge Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
The Venoge Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
Location in Switzerland County
Location in Switzerland County
Coordinates: 38°44′48″N 85°08′53″W / 38.74667°N 85.14806°W / 38.74667; -85.14806Coordinates: 38°44′48″N 85°08′53″W / 38.74667°N 85.14806°W / 38.74667; -85.14806
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Switzerland
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 39.56 sq mi (102.5 km2)
 • Land 39.26 sq mi (101.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.76%
Elevation 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 900
 • Density 22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
ZIP codes 47011, 47043, 47250
GNIS feature ID 453249

Craig Township is one of six townships in Switzerland County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 900 and it contained 477 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Craig Township has the name of George Craig, a pioneer settler and afterward state legislator.[2]

The Thiebaud Farmstead, Venoge Farmstead, and Thomas T. Wright House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 39.56 square miles (102.5 km2), of which 39.26 square miles (101.7 km2) (or 99.24%) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (or 0.76%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these two cemeteries: McKay and Old Bethel.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Robinson Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Switzerland County School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

References[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. ^ Cottman, George Streibe (1916). Indiana Magazine of History. p. 153. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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