Greene Township, Jay County, Indiana

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Greene Township
Snow-covered fields and woods in western Greene Township
Snow-covered fields and woods in western Greene Township
Location in Jay County
Location in Jay County
Coordinates: 40°25′59″N 85°04′11″W / 40.43306°N 85.06972°W / 40.43306; -85.06972Coordinates: 40°25′59″N 85°04′11″W / 40.43306°N 85.06972°W / 40.43306; -85.06972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 35.26 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land 35.25 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 989
 • Density 28.1/sq mi (10.8/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453348

Greene Township is one of twelve townships in Jay County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 989 and it contained 389 housing units.[1]


Greene Township was organized in 1838.[2] A large share of the early settlers being natives of Greene County, Ohio, caused the name to be selected.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.26 square miles (91.3 km2), of which 35.25 square miles (91.3 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Corkwell

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains six cemeteries: Claycomb, Kinsey, Sager, Whaley, Whicker and Whiteman.

Major highways[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Jay, Milton T. (1922). History of Jay County, Indiana: Including Its World War Record and Incorporating the Montgomery History, Volume 1. Historical Publishing Company. p. 108. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Greene County, Ohio, home of settlers. 

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