Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana
Agricultural scene west of Stewart
Location of Jordan Township in Warren County
Location of Indiana in the United States
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||40.56 sq mi (105.0 km2)|
|• Land||40.55 sq mi (105.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2) 0.05%|
|Elevation||709 ft (216 m)|
|• Density||6.1/sq mi (2.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||453519|
Jordan Township is one of twelve townships in Warren County, Indiana, United States. According to the 2010 census, its population was 247 and it contained 105 housing units. It is almost entirely agricultural and contains no incorporated towns.
Jordan Township was created in 1850 from a section of the adjacent Liberty Township. At this time the land was marshy and not considered very good for farming, and was used largely for grazing livestock. Starting around 1880, some of the higher ground began to be farmed, and as the population increased this was expanded. The grain grown was either fed to livestock or hauled by wagon to elevators at Ambia, West Lebanon, or Rossville, Illinois.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 40.56 square miles (105.0 km2), of which 40.55 square miles (105.0 km2) (or 99.98%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.05%) is water. The small town of Pence lies near the western edge of the township, which is also the Illinois border. An even smaller town, Stewart, is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Pence and now consists mainly of a grain processing facility. Near the southern border of the township lies the town of Hedrick. The town of Sloan once existed just east of Hedrick but no buildings now remain. Likewise, the town of Sycamore Corner was 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Stewart at but is now entirely gone.
The township's only cemetery is Jordan Cemetery. It lies just to the northeast of Pence at ; the earliest marker here is from 1850.
Jordan Township has a trustee who administers rural fire protection and ambulance service, provides relief to the poor, manages cemetery care, and performs farm assessment, among other duties. The trustee is assisted in these duties by a three-member township board. The trustees and board members are elected to four-year terms.
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