Michigan Township, Clinton County, Indiana
Location of Michigan Township in Clinton County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||35.82 sq mi (92.8 km2)|
|• Land||35.82 sq mi (92.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||869 ft (265 m)|
|• Density||46/sq mi (18/km2)|
|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. The township was named for the Michigan Road, an early thoroughfare through the area.
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.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.82 square miles (92.8 km2), all land. Prior to settlement the land was heavily timbered with oak, poplar, walnut, sugar maple, beech, elm, ironwood, dogwood and pawpaw.
Cities and towns
- Warren Township (north)
- Forest Township (northeast)
- Johnson Township (east)
- Kirklin Township (south)
- Jackson Township (southwest)
- Center Township (west)
- Union Township (west)
- Owen Township (northwest)
The township contains seven cemeteries: Brandon, Hopewell Cemeteries, Layman, Layton, Old Whiteman, Paris and Whiteman.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 31.
- Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Michigan Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company.