Driftwood Township, Jackson County, Indiana

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Driftwood Township
Location in Jackson County
Location in Jackson County
Coordinates: 38°48′43″N 86°06′54″W / 38.81194°N 86.11500°W / 38.81194; -86.11500Coordinates: 38°48′43″N 86°06′54″W / 38.81194°N 86.11500°W / 38.81194; -86.11500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 28.3 sq mi (73 km2)
 • Land 27.66 sq mi (71.6 km2)
 • Water 0.64 sq mi (1.7 km2)  2.26%
Elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 860
 • Density 31.1/sq mi (12.0/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453266

Driftwood Township is one of twelve townships in Jackson County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 860 and it contained 365 housing units.[1]


Cavanaugh Bridge, Joseph Jackson Hotel, Medora Covered Bridge, and Picnic Area-Jackson State Forest are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.3 square miles (73 km2), of which 27.66 square miles (71.6 km2) (or 97.74%) is land and 0.64 square miles (1.7 km2) (or 2.26%) is water.[1] The stream of Mill Creek runs through this township.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Petersburg

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains four cemeteries: Empson, Harrell, Peters and Smith.

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  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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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