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
County St. Joseph
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 16.96 sq mi (43.92 km2)
 • Land 16.89 sq mi (43.73 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)  0.43%
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,518
 • Density 504.3/sq mi (194.8/km2)
ZIP code 46628
GNIS feature ID 453327

German Township is one of thirteen townships in St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[1] As of the 2000 census, its population was 8,518.[2]


The Wertz-Bestle Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[3]


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. ^ "German Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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