Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana

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Liberty Township
Map highlighting Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°33′38″N 87°04′33″W / 41.56056°N 87.07583°W / 41.56056; -87.07583Coordinates: 41°33′38″N 87°04′33″W / 41.56056°N 87.07583°W / 41.56056; -87.07583
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total25.03 sq mi (64.84 km2)
 • Land24.75 sq mi (64.1 km2)
 • Water0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195 m)
 • Total9,319
 • Density376.5/sq mi (145.38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)219
FIPS code18-43362[2]
GNIS feature ID453559

Liberty Township is one of twelve townships in Porter County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,319.[3]


Liberty Township was organized in 1836.[4]

Cities and towns[edit]

The town of Chesterton has grown south from Westchester Township and has incorporated parts of Liberty Township along State Route 49 near the Indiana Toll Road. Otherwise, there are no incorporated communities within the township.[5]


Liberty Township is served by the Duneland School Corporation. The elementary school is Liberty Elementary, which serves grades K-4. Liberty Intermediate School serves grades 5 and 6. Chesterton Middle School serves grades 7 and 8. Its high school is Chesterton High School which serves grade 9-12.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Liberty township, Porter County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  4. ^ History of Porter County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 146.
  5. ^ Porter County, Indiana Sesquicentennial, 150, 1836-1986

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