German Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana

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German Township
Location in St. Joseph County
Location in St. Joseph County
Coordinates: 41°43′51″N 86°19′01″W / 41.73083°N 86.31694°W / 41.73083; -86.31694Coordinates: 41°43′51″N 86°19′01″W / 41.73083°N 86.31694°W / 41.73083; -86.31694
Country United States
State Indiana
CountySt. Joseph
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total16.96 sq mi (43.92 km2)
 • Land16.89 sq mi (43.73 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)  0.43%
Elevation794 ft (242 m)
 • Total8,518
 • Density504.3/sq mi (194.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)574
GNIS feature ID453327

German Township is one of thirteen townships in St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] As of the 2000 census, its population was 8,518.[3]


The Wertz-Bestle Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, German Township covers an area of 16.96 square miles (43.9 km2); of this, 16.89 square miles (43.7 km2) (99.57 percent) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (0.43 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Highland Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • McClures Airport
  • South Bend Regional Airport (fmr. Michiana Regional Airport, vast majority)

School districts[edit]

  • South Bend Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ "German Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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