Harrison Township, Blackford County, Indiana

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Harrison Township
Along State Road 18 west of Montpelier
Along State Road 18 west of Montpelier
Location of Harrison Township in Blackford County
Location of Harrison Township in Blackford County
Coordinates: 40°31′49″N 85°16′07″W / 40.53028°N 85.26861°W / 40.53028; -85.26861Coordinates: 40°31′49″N 85°16′07″W / 40.53028°N 85.26861°W / 40.53028; -85.26861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 42.23 sq mi (109.4 km2)
 • Land 42.13 sq mi (109.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,640
 • Density 62.7/sq mi (24.2/km2)
FIPS code 18-31630[2]
GNIS feature ID 453378

Harrison Township is one of four townships in Blackford County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,640 and it contained 1,196 housing units.[3] The township was named after William Henry Harrison, hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe, former governor of the Indiana Territory, and ninth President of the United States.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.23 square miles (109.4 km2), of which 42.13 square miles (109.1 km2) (or 99.76%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.24%) is water.[3] Lake Blue Water and the Godfrey Reserve are in this township. The Salamonie River runs through the township's northeast corner.

Map of Harrison Township

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

  • Dorsey's Station (ghost town)
  • Matamoras
  • Mollie (ghost town)
  • Pleasantdale (ghost town)

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The township contains at least eight cemeteries: Brookside, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, North Twibell, Penrod, Pleasantdale, South Twibell, St Margaret's Roman Catholic, and Woodlawn.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ See “A History of Blackford County, Indiana…”, page 112.


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