Lancaster Township, Wells County, Indiana

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Lancaster Township
Norwell High School lies along U.S. Route 224 in northwestern Lancaster Township
Norwell High School lies along U.S. Route 224 in northwestern Lancaster Township
Location in Wells County
Location in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°47′09″N 85°08′19″W / 40.78583°N 85.13861°W / 40.78583; -85.13861Coordinates: 40°47′09″N 85°08′19″W / 40.78583°N 85.13861°W / 40.78583; -85.13861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wells
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 47.98 sq mi (124.3 km2)
 • Land 47.59 sq mi (123.3 km2)
 • Water 0.39 sq mi (1.0 km2)  0.81%
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,705
 • Density 119.9/sq mi (46.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46714, 46731, 46733, 46777, 46791
Area code(s) 260
GNIS feature ID 453540

Lancaster Township is one of nine townships in Wells County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,705 and it contained 2,570 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 47.98 square miles (124.3 km2), of which 47.59 square miles (123.3 km2) (or 99.19%) is land and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2) (or 0.81%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Bluffton (the county seat) (north half)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these four cemeteries: Fair View, Murray, Oakland, and Old Bluffton.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • The Lazy K Airport

The "K" stands for Kunkel. Arden G. Kunkel established the grass strip airport in 1963. It is most recently owned and operated by Terry and Annie Hoffmeier. Annie is the youngest daughter of the late Arden G. Kunkel. It is a private airport and is restricted to hours of operation and plane usage. As of May/2013, The Lazy "K" Airport closed the airport/runways down after 50 years of operation.

School districts[edit]

  • Northern Wells Community Schools

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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