Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana
Map of Marion County with Decatur Township highlighted
|Named for||Stephen Decatur|
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)|
|• Land||32.3 sq mi (83.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||768 ft (234 m)|
|• Density||1,000/sq mi (390/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453255|
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. 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. Long 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.
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. Its elevation is 764 feet (233 m) above sea level, and it is located at (39.6625457, −86.3166582). Camby has a post office with the ZIP code of 46113.
Township elected officials
- 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 22: Jason Holliday (R)
- City-County Council, At-Large: Zach Adamson (D), John Barth (D), Pamela Hickman (D), Leroy Robinson (D)
- Trustee: Stephen Rink (R)
- Small Claims Court Judge: Myron Hockman (R)
- Constable: Darrell McGaha (R)
- Township Board: District 1, Stephanie McGaha (R); District 2, Pat Rigsby (D); District 3, Sandra Filipovich (R); District 4, Joe Griffith (R); District 5, Larry Kugelman (R); District 6, Martha Fisher-Vaughn (R); District 7, David Knight (R)
- School Board: Judy Collins, Larry Taylor, Dale Henson, Timothy Huber, Cathy Wiseman
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