Jackson Township, Hancock County, Indiana
Location in Hancock County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||35.59 sq mi (92.2 km2)|
|• Land||35.54 sq mi (92.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2) 0.14%|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
|• Density||50.2/sq mi (19.4/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453447|
Jackson Township was organized in 1831 during the May term. The board of commissioners of Hancock county was formed to include what is now Jackson and Brown townships. It was named for President Andrew Jackson.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.59 square miles (92.2 km2), of which 35.54 square miles (92.0 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.14%) is water. Lakes in this township include Perry Lake. The streams of Anthony Creek, Morris Creek and Willow Branch run through this township.
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Brown Township (north)
- Wayne Township, Henry County (east)
- Ripley Township, Rush County (southeast)
- Blue River Township (south)
- Center Township (west)
- Green Township (northwest)
The township contains two cemeteries: Simmons and Sixmile.
- "Jackson Township, Hancock County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 714.
- "History of Jackson Township, Hancock County, Indiana". History Rays place. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
- Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. pp. 231–232.
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