Jackson Township, Dearborn County, Indiana

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Jackson Township
Location of Jackson Township in Dearborn County
Location of Jackson Township in Dearborn County
Coordinates: 39°15′18″N 85°03′09″W / 39.25500°N 85.05250°W / 39.25500; -85.05250Coordinates: 39°15′18″N 85°03′09″W / 39.25500°N 85.05250°W / 39.25500; -85.05250
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total24.72 sq mi (64.0 km2)
 • Land24.67 sq mi (63.9 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation994 ft (303 m)
 • Total1,705
 • Density69.1/sq mi (26.7/km2)
FIPS code18-36900[2]
GNIS feature ID453438

Jackson Township is one of fourteen townships in Dearborn County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,705 and it contained 624 housing units.[3]


Jackson Township was organized in 1832. It was originally a part of Kelso Township. The first settlement in this Township was made by Isaac Lawrence, Senior, who emigrated from Pennsylvania in the spring of 1818, and settled on the Northwest quarter of section 17. Mr. Lawrence brought with him eight sons and two daughters, who settled in the same neighborhood, each on a quarter section.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 24.72 square miles (64.0 km2), of which 24.67 square miles (63.9 km2) (or 99.80%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.[3]

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

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  • "Jackson Township, Dearborn County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
  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. ^ D.J. Lake and B.N. Griffing, Atlas of Dearborn County, Indiana (Philadelphia: Lake, Griffing & Stevenson, 1875; reprint, Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, Inc., 1977), p. 16.

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