Franklin Township, Wayne County, Indiana

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Franklin Township
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°57′20″N 84°50′35″W / 39.95556°N 84.84306°W / 39.95556; -84.84306Coordinates: 39°57′20″N 84°50′35″W / 39.95556°N 84.84306°W / 39.95556; -84.84306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 28.4 sq mi (74 km2)
 • Land 28.36 sq mi (73.5 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.18%
Elevation[1] 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,370
 • Density 48.3/sq mi (18.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453316

Franklin Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,370 and it contained 534 housing units.[2]


Franklin Township was organized in 1834.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.4 square miles (74 km2), of which 28.36 square miles (73.5 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.18%) is water.[2] The streams of Bethel Creek, Black Brook, Clay Run, Land Drain, Middle Brook, Small Run, Vernon Brook and White Creek run through this township.

The highest natural point in Indiana, Hoosier Hill, is located in this township.

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


The township contains the following cemeteries: Bethel, Mount Vernon, Whitewater and Woodbury.

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  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. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 211. 

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