Marion Township, Shelby County, Indiana

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Marion Township
Map highlighting Marion Township, Shelby County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°35′29″N 85°45′18″W / 39.59139°N 85.75500°W / 39.59139; -85.75500Coordinates: 39°35′29″N 85°45′18″W / 39.59139°N 85.75500°W / 39.59139; -85.75500
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total24.95 sq mi (64.6 km2)
 • Land24.82 sq mi (64.3 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation791 ft (241 m)
 • Total1,923
 • Density77.5/sq mi (29.9/km2)
FIPS code18-47052[2]
GNIS feature ID453613

Marion Township is one of fourteen townships in Shelby County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,923 and it contained 867 housing units.[3]

Marion Township was named for Francis Marion, an army officer during the American Revolutionary War, known as the Swamp Fox.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 24.95 square miles (64.6 km2), of which 24.82 square miles (64.3 km2) (or 99.48%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.48%) is water.[3]

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  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. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 90.

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