Lafayette Township, Owen County, Indiana

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Lafayette Township
Location in Owen County
Location in Owen County
Coordinates: 39°17′29″N 86°53′07″W / 39.29139°N 86.88528°W / 39.29139; -86.88528Coordinates: 39°17′29″N 86°53′07″W / 39.29139°N 86.88528°W / 39.29139; -86.88528
Country United States
State Indiana
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total29.12 sq mi (75.4 km2)
 • Land29.07 sq mi (75.3 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.17%
643 ft (196 m)
 • Total1,207
 • Density41.5/sq mi (16.0/km2)
ZIP codes
47431, 47460, 47833, 47868
GNIS feature ID453533

Lafayette Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,207 and it contained 565 housing units.[1]


Lafayette Township was organized in 1839.[2]

Moffett-Ralston House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.12 square miles (75.4 km2), of which 29.07 square miles (75.3 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Fender, Galimore, Palestine, Saint Walley, Splinter Ridge, Tipton and Wright.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Spencer-Owen Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 46
  • State Senate District 37
  • State Senate District 39


  • "Lafayette 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

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