Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana

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Dick Johnson Township
Location of Dick Johnson Township in Clay County
Location of Dick Johnson Township in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°33′53″N 87°09′49″W / 39.56472°N 87.16361°W / 39.56472; -87.16361Coordinates: 39°33′53″N 87°09′49″W / 39.56472°N 87.16361°W / 39.56472; -87.16361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
 • 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[1] 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,453
 • Density 67.7/sq mi (26.1/km2)
FIPS code 18-18118[2]
GNIS feature ID 453265

Dick Johnson Township is one of eleven townships in Clay County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,453 and it contained 584 housing units.[3]


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.[4] There is also a Van Buren Township in Clay County in honor of the 8th President.[5]


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.[3]

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

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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


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Dept. of English and Journalism (1970–72). Indiana names, v.1-3. Indiana State University. p. 15. 
  5. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 83. 

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