Montgomery Township, Gibson County, Indiana

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Montgomery Township
Gibson County
Township
A field in northwestern Montgomery Township
A field in northwestern Montgomery Township
Location of Montgomery Township in Gibson County
Location of Montgomery Township in Gibson County
Coordinates: 38°17′15″N 87°43′46″W / 38.28750°N 87.72944°W / 38.28750; -87.72944Coordinates: 38°17′15″N 87°43′46″W / 38.28750°N 87.72944°W / 38.28750; -87.72944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
School District South Gibson School Corporation
Named for Thomas Montgomery
Government
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee DeWayne Wade
AreaLargest Township in Gibson County
 • Total 97.2 sq mi (252 km2)
 • Land 91.64 sq mi (237.3 km2)
 • Water 5.56 sq mi (14.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 440 (AVG) ft (134 (AVG) m)
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,027
 • Density 41.43/sq mi (16.00/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47665
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-50706[2]
GNIS feature ID 453649
Largest Township in area in Gibson County.
Encompasses slightly less than 1/5 of county's total area.

Montgomery Township is the largest (in area) of the ten townships in Gibson County, Indiana as well as one of the largest townships by area in Southwestern Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,996 and it contained 1,645 housing units, 75% of which live in areas adjacent to Owensville.[3] Montgomery Township is served by the South Gibson School Corporation. Gibson Generating Station and Gibson Lake are located at the northern end of Montgomery Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 97.2 square miles (252 km2), of which 91.64 square miles (237.3 km2) (or 94.28%) is land and 5.56 square miles (14.4 km2) (or 5.72%) is water.[3] Lakes in the township include Broad Pond (Gibson Lake), Burnett's Pond and Mauck's Pond. The Wabash River borders the northwest township line.

History[edit]

"Purty Old Tom" is noted by historian Gil R. Stormont[4] as the namesake for the township, one of the original six created by the commissioners of the newly formed county (1813). Thomas "Purty Old Tom" Montgomery came to southern Knox County in 1805 and marked an oak tree near a spring. Something delayed his return with family to claim that land, so he ended up settling on the west bank of Black River near the present site of Owensville. He is mentioned on the Gibson County and Montgomery County, Kentucky page. He was one of seven sons of Hugh Montgomery, Sr., of Virginia to fight in the Revolutionary War.[5]

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

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains ten cemeteries: Montgomery, Smith, Benson, Clark, Knowles, Mauck, Oak Grove, Old Union, Skelton, Owensville and Wilson.

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