Florida Township, Parke County, Indiana

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Florida Township
Township
Location in Parke County
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 87°18′59″W / 39.65056°N 87.31639°W / 39.65056; -87.31639Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 87°18′59″W / 39.65056°N 87.31639°W / 39.65056; -87.31639
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 48.47 sq mi (125.5 km2)
 • Land 48.17 sq mi (124.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.62%
Elevation[1] 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,378
 • Density 49.4/sq mi (19.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 47862, 47872, 47874
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453297

Florida Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,378 and it contained 1,073 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Florida Township was established in 1821, the same year the county was created, though it was first settled circa 1816. It was named after a township in the state of New York, from which pioneer David Loree had emigrated.[3]

The Harry Evans Covered Bridge, Roseville Covered Bridge, Thorpe Ford Covered Bridge, and Zacke Cox Covered Bridge were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.47 square miles (125.5 km2), of which 48.17 square miles (124.8 km2) (or 99.38%) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (or 0.62%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Adams, Bound, Mount Pleasant, Orlea and Rukes.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Heaton Private Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Southwest Parke Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 42
  • State Senate District 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Bowen 1913, pp. 175–180.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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