Monroe Township, Clark County, Indiana

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Monroe Township
Location of Monroe Township in Clark County
Location of Monroe Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°32′41″N 85°46′25″W / 38.54472°N 85.77361°W / 38.54472; -85.77361Coordinates: 38°32′41″N 85°46′25″W / 38.54472°N 85.77361°W / 38.54472; -85.77361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 56.06 sq mi (145.2 km2)
 • Land 55.78 sq mi (144.5 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 525 ft (160 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,402
 • Density 96.9/sq mi (37.4/km2)
FIPS code 18-50274[2]
GNIS feature ID 453636

Monroe Township is one of twelve townships in Clark County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,402 and it contained 2,125 housing units.[3]


Monroe Township was organized prior to 1827 but the exact date is unclear because records have been lost. It was likely named for President James Monroe.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 56.06 square miles (145.2 km2), of which 55.78 square miles (144.5 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.[3]

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The township contains several cemeteries: Blue Lick Cemetery (a.k.a. Mountain Grove), Bowerman Cemetery, Cass, Clegg (a.k.a. Mt. Moriah), Collings, Dieterlen Grave, Dietz, Forest Grove (a.k.a. Willey's Chapel), Guernsey, Henryville, Hylton-Condrey, Hosea Family, Kaylor-Wilcox, Little Union (a.k.a. Gross), McBride-Allen-Biggs (a.k.a. Allen), Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Zion, Otisco II, St. Clair, St. Francis Catholic (a.k.a. Henryville Catholic), Tuttle, and Wootan.[5]


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