Jackson Township, Blackford County, Indiana

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Jackson Township
Township
Snow-covered countryside in Jackson Township
Snow-covered countryside in Jackson Township
Location of Jackson Township in Blackford County
Location of Jackson Township in Blackford County
Coordinates: 40°25′50″N 85°16′02″W / 40.43056°N 85.26722°W / 40.43056; -85.26722Coordinates: 40°25′50″N 85°16′02″W / 40.43056°N 85.26722°W / 40.43056; -85.26722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 45.67 sq mi (118.3 km2)
 • Land 45.56 sq mi (118.0 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,354
 • Density 29.7/sq mi (11.5/km2)
FIPS code 18-36774[2]
GNIS feature ID 453431

Jackson Township is one of four townships in Blackford County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,354 and it contained 596 housing units.[3] The township was named after Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans and the seventh President of the United States.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 45.67 square miles (118.3 km2), of which 45.56 square miles (118.0 km2) (or 99.76%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.24%) is water.[3] Lake Placid is in this township. Lick Creek runs through the township.

Map of Jackson Township

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

  • Converse (ghost town originally called Crumley"s Crossing)
  • Millgrove
  • Trenton (Post Office called Priam)

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains at least seven cemeteries: Buckles, Goghnauer, Mount Tabor, Reeves, South Trenton, Wayman and West Trenton.

Notes[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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. ^ A History of Blackford County, Indiana…, page 126.

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