Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana

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Licking Township
Location of Licking Township in Blackford County
Location of Licking Township in Blackford County
Coordinates: 40°26′00″N 85°23′14″W / 40.43333°N 85.38722°W / 40.43333; -85.38722Coordinates: 40°26′00″N 85°23′14″W / 40.43333°N 85.38722°W / 40.43333; -85.38722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 41.46 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Land 41.18 sq mi (106.7 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,899
 • Density 191.8/sq mi (74.1/km2)
FIPS code 18-43650[2]
GNIS feature ID 453568

Licking Township is one of four townships in Blackford County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 7,899 and it contained 3,885 housing units.[3] The township was named after Lick Creek and a salt lick in the area. The first settlers in what became Blackford County arrived in the Lick Creek area in 1831.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 41.46 square miles (107.4 km2), of which 41.18 square miles (106.7 km2) (or 99.32%) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2) (or 0.68%) is water.[3] Cains Lake and Lake Mohee are in this township. Lick Creek flows through the township.

Map of Licking Township

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The township contains at least seven cemeteries: Cunningham, Greenlawn, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lion, Sprague, Stewart, and Willman (a.k.a. Hartford City Cemetery).


  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. ^ 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. ^ See “A History of Blackford County, Indiana…”, page 140.


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