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
CountyParke
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total35.76 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land35.57 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.53%
Elevation614 ft (187 m)
Population
 • Total737
 • Density20.7/sq mi (8.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
46135, 47834, 47837, 47872
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID453460

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.[2]

History[edit]

Jackson Township was named for Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States.[3]

The Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge, Mansfield Covered Bridge, and Mansfield Roller Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

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.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these two cemeteries: Jacks and Moore.

Major highways[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Alma Lake
  • Rocky Fork Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Clay Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 44
  • State Senate District 38

References[edit]

  • "Jackson Township, Parke County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-11-01.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • IndianaMap

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