Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana

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Jackson Township
Rolling hills of Jackson Township
Rolling hills of Jackson Township
Map highlighting Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°33′32″N 86°58′46″W / 41.55889°N 86.97944°W / 41.55889; -86.97944Coordinates: 41°33′32″N 86°58′46″W / 41.55889°N 86.97944°W / 41.55889; -86.97944
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyPorter
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total26.97 sq mi (69.86 km2)
 • Land26.89 sq mi (69.64 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation830 ft (253 m)
Population
 • Total5,328
 • Density198.2/sq mi (76.51/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)219
FIPS code18-37314[2]
GNIS feature ID453461

Jackson Township is one of twelve townships in Porter County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,328.[3]

History[edit]

Jackson Township was organized in 1836, and most likely named after President Andrew Jackson, although an older oral tradition says it was named for Lemuel Jackson, a pioneer settler.[4]

Cities and towns[edit]

There are no incorporated communities in the township.[5]

Education[edit]

Jackson Township is served by the Duneland School Corporation. Their high school is Chesterton High School, located in Chesterton (Westchester Township) to the northwest.

References[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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Jackson township, Porter County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  4. ^ History of Porter County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. pp. 142–143.
  5. ^ Porter County, Indiana Sesquicentennial, 150, 1836-1986

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