Marion Township, Allen County, Indiana

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Marion Township
Township
Location in Allen County, Indiana
Location in Allen County, Indiana
Coordinates: 40°57′43″N 85°03′24″W / 40.96194°N 85.05667°W / 40.96194; -85.05667Coordinates: 40°57′43″N 85°03′24″W / 40.96194°N 85.05667°W / 40.96194; -85.05667
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Allen
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 34.88 sq mi (90.35 km2)
 • Land 34.65 sq mi (89.75 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)  0.66%
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,858
 • Density 111/sq mi (43.0/km2)
ZIP codes 46733, 46745, 46777, 46816, 46819
GNIS feature ID 0453602

Marion Township is one of twenty townships in Allen County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,858.[1]

History[edit]

In September, 1834, the Commissioners of Allen County created Root Township, which embraced all of present-day Marion Township, as well as a portion of present-day Adams County. Adams County was created on February 7, 1835, leaving only a portion of Root Township still in Allen County. In August, 1835, this remainder of Root Township was reorganized and renamed Marion Township.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Marion Township covers an area of 34.88 square miles (90.35 km2); of this, 34.65 square miles (89.75 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.59 km2), or 0.66 percent, is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains the following cemeteries: Antioch Lutheran, Bethel Baptist (defunct), Coleman family (defunct), Emmanuel Lutheran, Hall (disappeared), Morton family (defunct), Poe/Williamsport, St. John's Lutheran (defunct), St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Roman Catholic, St. Paul's Lutheran (defunct), and Thompson family (defunct).

Major highways[edit]

Rivers[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • East Allen County Schools

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Marion township, Allen County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Newton, L. H., "Marion Township" in History of Allen County, Indiana (Chicago: Kingman Brothers, 1880), 157

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