Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana

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Decatur Township
Marion County
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
Coordinates: 39°41′44″N 86°15′42″W / 39.69556°N 86.26167°W / 39.69556; -86.26167Coordinates: 39°41′44″N 86°15′42″W / 39.69556°N 86.26167°W / 39.69556; -86.26167
CountryUnited States
Named forStephen Decatur
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)
 • Land32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
768 ft (234 m)
 • Total32,388
 • Density1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code18-17092[1]
GNIS feature ID0453255[2]

Decatur Township is the smallest in geographic size and in population of the nine townships in Marion County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,388.[3] Located on the southwest corner of the county, the township is home to the new Indianapolis International Airport main terminal. The city of Indianapolis and Marion County are a merged unit. Located in one of the most rural sections of the county, Decatur Township has seen many new residential and commercial developments. AmeriPlex, one of the largest industrial parks in Indiana, is in Decatur Township. Through the White River, Decatur and Perry townships share the only water boundary among Marion County's townships.


Decatur Township was home to 27,881 residents in 2008 and has seen tremendous growth in recent years. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,388.


The township was settled in the 1820s by mostly Quakers from South Carolina. They settled along the banks of the White River. West Newton is a small Quaker-settled town inside the township. Many of today's residents can trace their lineages back to these early settlers.

Decatur Township was named for Stephen Decatur.[4]

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The township is the home of the Decatur Township Civic Council and the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township. The Indianapolis Challenger Center calls Decatur Township home.

Camby (also sometimes called "West Union Station") is a neighborhood in western Decatur Township that also extends into neighboring Hendricks and Morgan counties, centered along Camby Road near State Road 67.[5] Its elevation is 764 feet (233 m) above sea level, and it is located at 39°39′45″N 86°19′00″W / 39.66250°N 86.31667°W / 39.66250; -86.31667 (39.6625457, −86.3166582).[6] Camby has a post office with the ZIP code of 46113.[7]

Township elected officials[edit]

  • U.S. Congress, District 7: André Carson (D)
  • Indiana House, District 91: Robert Behning (R)
  • Indiana Senate, District 35: R. Michael Young (R)
  • Mayor: Joe Hogsett (D)
  • City-County Council, District 20: Jason Holliday (R)
  • City-County Council, District 22: Jared Evans (D)
  • Trustee: Stephen Rink (R)
  • Small Claims Court Judge: Myron Hockman (R)
  • Constable: Darrell McGaha (R)
  • Township Board: District 1, Cindy Freund (R); District 2, Sandra Filipovich (R); District 3, Michael Kugelman (R); District 4, Martha Fisher Vaughn (R); District 5, David Knight (R)
  • School Board: Judy Collins, Larry Taylor, Dale Henson, Jimmy Ray, Estella Vandeventer


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Decatur township, Marion County, Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 13, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (22 November 1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 495. ISBN 0-253-11249-4.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  6. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  7. ^ Zip Code Lookup

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