Jackson Township, Parke County, Indiana

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Jackson Township
The historic roller mill in Mansfield
Location in Parke County
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°38′57″N 87°03′39″W / 39.64917°N 87.06083°W / 39.64917; -87.06083Coordinates: 39°38′57″N 87°03′39″W / 39.64917°N 87.06083°W / 39.64917; -87.06083
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 35.76 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.57 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.53%
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 737
 • Density 20.7/sq mi (8.0/km2)
ZIP codes 46135, 47834, 47837, 47872
GNIS feature ID 453460

Jackson Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 737 and it contained 475 housing units.[1]


Jackson Township was named for Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States.[2]

The Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge, Mansfield Covered Bridge, and Mansfield Roller Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.76 square miles (92.6 km2), of which 35.57 square miles (92.1 km2) (or 99.47%) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) (or 0.53%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these two cemeteries: Jacks and Moore.

Major highways[edit]


  • Alma Lake
  • Rocky Fork Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Clay Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 44
  • State Senate District 38


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 187. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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