Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana

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Greencastle Township
The Northwood Historic District in Greencastle
The Northwood Historic District in Greencastle
Map highlighting Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°38′37″N 86°50′49″W / 39.64361°N 86.84694°W / 39.64361; -86.84694Coordinates: 39°38′37″N 86°50′49″W / 39.64361°N 86.84694°W / 39.64361; -86.84694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Putnam
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 34.44 sq mi (89.2 km2)
 • Land 34.32 sq mi (88.9 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,136
 • Density 382.7/sq mi (147.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-29376[2]
GNIS feature ID 453347

Greencastle Township is one of thirteen townships in Putnam County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,136 and it contained 4,810 housing units.[3] This township contains the county seat of Greencastle and is home to DePauw University, a liberal arts college of 2,300 students.


Forest Hill Cemetery and the Alfred Hirt House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.44 square miles (89.2 km2), of which 34.32 square miles (88.9 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.35%) is water.[3]

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


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/14/15 through 9/18/15. National Park Service. 2015-09-25. 

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