Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana
|Dick Johnson Township|
Location of Dick Johnson Township in Clay County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||21.56 sq mi (55.8 km2)|
|• Land||21.46 sq mi (55.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||646 ft (197 m)|
|• Density||67.7/sq mi (26.1/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453265|
Dick Johnson Township was established in the late 1830s. This township was named for Richard Mentor Johnson, the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Buren. There is also a Van Buren Township in Clay County in honor of the 8th President.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 21.56 square miles (55.8 km2), of which 21.46 square miles (55.6 km2) (or 99.54%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.46%) is water.
Cities and towns
- Brazil (northwest edge)
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Raccoon Township, Parke County (north)
- Jackson Township, Parke County (northeast)
- Van Buren Township (east)
- Brazil Township (southeast)
- Posey Township (south)
- Nevins Township, Vigo County (west)
The township contains 17 cemeteries: Archer, Carter, Orchard, Perth, Saint Marys, Sampson, Greek Catholic, Cottage Hill, Eldridge, Don & Chris Loughmiller, [Unnamed], Bee Ridge, Rock Run, Kessel, Percals, Odell, & Webster
- "Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files[permanent dead link]
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Dept. of English and Journalism (1970–72). Indiana names, v.1-3. Indiana State University. p. 15.
- Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 83.