Fairfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana
Old Franklin United Brethren Church, a historic site in the township
Location of Fairfield Township in Franklin County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||15.79 sq mi (40.9 km2)|
|• Land||13.31 sq mi (34.5 km2)|
|• Water||2.49 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
|• Density||40.4/sq mi (15.6/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453285|
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 15.79 square miles (40.9 km2), of which 13.31 square miles (34.5 km2) (or 84.29%) is land and 2.49 square miles (6.4 km2) (or 15.77%) is water.
The original town was founded in 1815. It was incorporated as a town in 1876. The village, on the East Fork of the Whitewater River, was known for its buggy-making operations in the late 1800s.
Notable natives included author James Maurice Thompson, who wrote "Alice of Old Vincennes." Women's suffrage pioneer Ida Husted Harper was born in Fairfield.
The town was inundated by a federal reservoir project in the late 1960s.
New Fairfield was founded in the early 1970s after construction began on a federal reservoir project in the valley of the East Fork of the Whitewater River.
The town exists on land once owned by Carl Huber and Herschel Klein.
It contains no commerce or government agencies.
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Harmony Township, Union County (north)
- Union Township, Union County (northeast)
- Bath Township (east)
- Brookville Township (south)
- Blooming Grove Township (west)
- Samuel Sidney Harrell (1838-1903), member of the Franklin County bar, served as prosecuting attorney, clerk of the circuit court of his county, spent several years in the Indiana Legislature
- "Fairfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "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.
- Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. p. 156.
- Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. p. 160.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. p. 161.