Jefferson Township, Owen County, Indiana

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Jefferson Township
Location in Owen County
Location in Owen County
Coordinates: 39°12′34″N 86°58′48″W / 39.20944°N 86.98000°W / 39.20944; -86.98000Coordinates: 39°12′34″N 86°58′48″W / 39.20944°N 86.98000°W / 39.20944; -86.98000
Country United States
State Indiana
CountyOwen
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total47.94 sq mi (124.2 km2)
 • Land47.8 sq mi (124 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.27%
Elevation
522 ft (159 m)
Population
 • Total1,129
 • Density23.6/sq mi (9.1/km2)
ZIP codes
47427, 47431, 47471
GNIS feature ID453494

Jefferson Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,129 and it contained 525 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Jefferson Township was organized in 1828. It was named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 47.94 square miles (124.2 km2), of which 47.8 square miles (124 km2) (or 99.71%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Bush, Fiscus, Little John, Neihart, Shouse and Winters.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Von Sloughs Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Spencer-Owen Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 46
  • State Senate District 39

References[edit]

  • "Jefferson Township, Owen County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • IndianaMap

External links[edit]