Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana

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Monroe Township
Location in Madison County
Location in Madison County
Coordinates: 40°15′52″N 85°39′28″W / 40.26444°N 85.65778°W / 40.26444; -85.65778Coordinates: 40°15′52″N 85°39′28″W / 40.26444°N 85.65778°W / 40.26444; -85.65778
Country United States
State Indiana
CountyMadison
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total51.25 sq mi (132.7 km2)
 • Land51.22 sq mi (132.7 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.04%
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 • Total8,786
 • Density171.5/sq mi (66.2/km2)
ZIP codes
46001, 46063, 46070
GNIS feature ID0453642

Monroe Township is one of fourteen townships in Madison County, Indiana, United States. In the 2010 census, its population was 8,786 and it contained 4,098 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Monroe Township was organized in 1836. It was named for President James Monroe.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 51.25 square miles (132.7 km2), of which 51.22 square miles (132.7 km2) (or 99.94%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Bell, Donahue, Parkview, Pisgah, Star and Walker.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Alexandria Airport

Education[edit]

  • Alexandria Community School Corporation

Monroe Township residents may obtain a free library card from the Alexandria-Monroe Public Library in Alexandria.[3]

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  • United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • IndianaMap
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Forkner, John La Rue & Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 832.
  3. ^ "Get a library card". Alexandria-Monroe Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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