Kelso Township, Dearborn County, Indiana

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Kelso Township
Location of Kelso Township in Dearborn County
Location of Kelso Township in Dearborn County
Coordinates: 39°15′20″N 84°58′18″W / 39.25556°N 84.97167°W / 39.25556; -84.97167Coordinates: 39°15′20″N 84°58′18″W / 39.25556°N 84.97167°W / 39.25556; -84.97167
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDearborn
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total25.65 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Land25.62 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation922 ft (281 m)
Population
 • Total2,341
 • Density91.4/sq mi (35.3/km2)
FIPS code18-39330[2]
GNIS feature ID453523

Kelso Township is one of fourteen townships in Dearborn County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,341 and it contained 919 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Kelso Township is one of the original townships of Dearborn County that also included what is now Jackson Township. Kelso Township was organized in the November 1826 session of the County Supervisors.[4] Kelso Township was named for John Kelso, an Irish immigrant and pioneer settler.[5]

In 1832 Jackson Township was created from the western portion of Kelso Township.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.65 square miles (66.4 km2), of which 25.62 square miles (66.4 km2) (or 99.88%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.16%) is water.[3]

Town[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains two cemeteries: Huber-Briggs and Saint Pauls.

References[edit]

  • "Kelso Township, Dearborn County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ D.J. Lake and B.N. Griffing, Atlas of Dearborn County, Indiana (Philadelphia: Lake, Griffing & Stevenson, 1875; reprint, Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, Inc., 1977), p. 18. At this point I do not know how to reconcile this with the fact Dearborn County was organized in 1803.
  5. ^ Shaw, Archibald (1915). History of Dearborn County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Unigraphic. p. 181.
  6. ^ D.J. Lake and B.N. Griffing, Atlas of Dearborn County, Indiana (Philadelphia: Lake, Griffing & Stevenson, 1875; reprint, Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, Inc., 1977), p. 16.

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