Liberty Township, Warren County, Indiana

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Liberty Township
Township
Location of Liberty Township in Warren County
Location of Liberty Township in Warren County
Location of Indiana in the United States
Location of Indiana in the United States
Coordinates: 40°20′36″N 87°19′40″W / 40.34333°N 87.32778°W / 40.34333; -87.32778Coordinates: 40°20′36″N 87°19′40″W / 40.34333°N 87.32778°W / 40.34333; -87.32778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 44.02 sq mi (114.0 km2)
 • Land 44 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.05%
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 896
 • Density 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 453565

Liberty Township is one of twelve townships in Warren County, Indiana, United States. According to the 2010 census, its population was 896 and it contained 362 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Liberty Township was formed in March 1843.[2]

The Andrew Brier House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 44.02 square miles (114.0 km2), of which 44 square miles (110 km2) (or 99.95%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.05%) is water.[1] It contains the Potholes at Fall Creek Gorge, a scenic natural location owned and maintained by the Nature Conservancy. Big Pine Creek enters the township from Adams Township to the north and winds to the southeast, briefly entering Warren Township before emptying into the Wabash River near Attica.[4] The stream of Fall Creek also runs through this township.

The north end of the county seat of Williamsport extends into the southeast corner of the township. In addition, there are three small unincorporated towns in the township. Carbondale is located just north of the point where State Road 63 begins at U.S. Route 41. Judyville is about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Carbondale, near the western border of the township. Kramer is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) east-southeast of Carbondale, near the site of the Hotel Mudlavia. The settlement of Five Points is now defunct, but existed along the present-day route of U.S. Route 41 in the southeastern part of the township.

Map of Liberty Township

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Bartlett,[5] Brier,[6] Goodwine,[7] Kester[8] and McCabe.[9]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 41 enters the township from the north and makes its way to the southeast toward Attica.[10] Indiana State Road 63 begins at U.S. 41 near the middle of the township, and heads to the southwest;[11] Indiana State Road 263 leaves State Road 63 about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the southwest and goes south through West Lebanon, re-joining its parent at the south end of the county.[12] Indiana State Road 28 passes into the southeast corner of the township from Williamsport and leaves on its way to Attica.[13] Indiana State Road 55 runs along the township's eastern border on its way from Attica in the south to Pine Village in the north.[14]

Education[edit]

Liberty Township is part of the Metropolitan School District of Warren County.[15]

Government[edit]

Liberty Township has a trustee who administers rural fire protection and ambulance service, provides relief to the poor, manages cemetery care, and performs farm assessment, among other duties. The trustee is assisted in these duties by a three-member township board. The trustees and board members are elected to four-year terms.[16]

Liberty Township is part of Indiana's 8th congressional district, Indiana House of Representatives District 42,[17] and Indiana State Senate District 38.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Goodspeed 1883, p. 62.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Big Pine Creek". Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Bartlett Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Brier Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Goodwine Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Kester Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  9. ^ "McCabe Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Route 41". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  11. ^ "State Road 63". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  12. ^ "State Road 263". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  13. ^ "State Road 28". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  14. ^ "State Road 55". Highway Explorer. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  15. ^ "Corporation Snapshot, M S D Warren County #8115". Indiana Department of Education. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  16. ^ "Government". United Township Association of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  17. ^ "Indiana Senate" (PDF). State of Indiana. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  18. ^ "Indiana House Districts" (PDF). State of Indiana. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Goodspeed, Weston A. (1883). "Part II. History of Warren County". Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana. Chicago: F. A. Battey and Company. pp. 31–156. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  • Clifton, Thomas, ed. (1913). Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen and Company. pp. 201–335. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  • Warren County Historical Society (1966). A History of Warren County, Indiana. Williamsport, Indiana. 
  • Warren County Historical Society (2002). A History of Warren County, Indiana (175th Anniversary Edition). Williamsport, Indiana. 

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