Michigan Township, Clinton County, Indiana

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Michigan Township
Township
Location of Michigan Township in Clinton County
Location of Michigan Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 40°19′06″N 86°24′18″W / 40.31833°N 86.40500°W / 40.31833; -86.40500Coordinates: 40°19′06″N 86°24′18″W / 40.31833°N 86.40500°W / 40.31833; -86.40500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Organized 1831
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 35.82 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Land 35.82 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,649
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km2)
FIPS code 18-48762[2]
GNIS feature ID 453620

Michigan Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,649 and it contained 675 housing units.[3] The township was named for the Michigan Road, an early thoroughfare through the area.[4]

History[edit]

Mahlon Shinn and Robert Edwards were the township's first white settlers, arriving in 1830 and followed the same year by many more. The township was organized in March 1831.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.82 square miles (92.8 km2), all land.[3] Prior to settlement the land was heavily timbered with oak, poplar, walnut, sugar maple, beech, elm, ironwood, dogwood and pawpaw.[5]

Cities and towns[edit]

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains seven cemeteries: Brandon, Hopewell Cemeteries, Layman, Layton, Old Whiteman, Paris and Whiteman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 31. 
  5. ^ a b Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Michigan Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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