Olive Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana

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Olive Township
Location in St. Joseph County
Location in St. Joseph County
Coordinates: 41°41′07″N 86°28′17″W / 41.68528°N 86.47139°W / 41.68528; -86.47139Coordinates: 41°41′07″N 86°28′17″W / 41.68528°N 86.47139°W / 41.68528; -86.47139
Country United States
State Indiana
CountySt. Joseph
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total57.5 sq mi (148.93 km2)
 • Land57.4 sq mi (148.65 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)  0.19%
Elevation735 ft (224 m)
 • Total3,914
 • Density68.2/sq mi (26.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
46552, 46554, 46619, 46628
Area code(s)574
GNIS feature ID453688

Olive Township is one of thirteen townships in St. Joseph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] As of the 2000 census, its population was 3,914.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Olive Township covers an area of 57.5 square miles (149 km2); of this, 57.4 square miles (149 km2) (99.81 percent) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (0.19 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Olive Chapel Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Hustons Airport


  • Lancaster Lake
  • Spicer Lake


Olive Township was formed in 1830.[4] The township was named for Olive Stanton Vail, the wife of an early settler.[5]

The Haven Hubbard Home and Studebaker Clubhouse and Tree Sign are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6][7]


Olive Township is served by the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library.[8]

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ "Olive Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  4. ^ History of New Carlisle, Indiana
  5. ^ Howard, Timothy Edward (1907). A History of St. Joseph County, Indiana. Lewis publishing Company. p. 296.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/18/13 through 3/22/13. National Park Service. 2013-03-29.
  8. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 15 March 2018.

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