Harrison Township, Daviess County, Indiana

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Harrison Township
Township
Location of Harrison Township in Daviess County
Location of Harrison Township in Daviess County
Coordinates: 38°34′06″N 87°04′52″W / 38.56833°N 87.08111°W / 38.56833; -87.08111Coordinates: 38°34′06″N 87°04′52″W / 38.56833°N 87.08111°W / 38.56833; -87.08111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Daviess
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 32.17 sq mi (83.3 km2)
 • Land 30.34 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 • Water 1.83 sq mi (4.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 696
 • Density 22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
FIPS code 18-31702[2]
GNIS feature ID 453382

Harrison Township is one of ten townships in Daviess County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 696 and it contained 308 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Harrison Township was organized in June 1841 out of parts of Reave and Veale townships. Its first settlers were Lewis and William Jones, who came from South Carolina in 1812 and were soon joined by many other families from the Palmetto State.[4]

The Glendale Ridge Archaeological Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 32.17 square miles (83.3 km2), of which 30.34 square miles (78.6 km2) (or 94.31%) is land and 1.83 square miles (4.7 km2) (or 5.69%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: East Union, Ebenezer and Saint Patricks Glencoe.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Fulkerson, A.O., ed. History of Daviess County Indiana: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Bowen: Indianapolis, 1915, 279-280.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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