Patoka Township, Gibson County, Indiana

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Patoka Township
Gibson County
Township
Location of Patoka Township within Gibson County
Location of Patoka Township within Gibson County
Coordinates: 38°21′03″N 87°35′28″W / 38.35083°N 87.59111°W / 38.35083; -87.59111Coordinates: 38°21′03″N 87°35′28″W / 38.35083°N 87.59111°W / 38.35083; -87.59111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Named for Patoka River
Government
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee Brad Schmitt
Area
 • Total 68.92 sq mi (178.5 km2)
 • Land 68.49 sq mi (177.4 km2)
 • Water 0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 446 ft (136 m)
Population (2014)
Population-wise Largest Township
 • Total 11,880
 • Density 172.37/sq mi (66.55/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 47670 47671
Area code(s) 812 - 385 / 386 / 387 / 388 / 724 / 779
FIPS code 18-58338[2]
GNIS feature ID 453709
Largest Township in Gibson County by population

Patoka Township is one of ten townships in Gibson County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,864 and it contained 5,341 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Patoka Township was organized in 1813.[4] It took its name from the Patoka River.[5]

The Lyles Consolidated School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 68.92 square miles (178.5 km2), of which 68.49 square miles (177.4 km2) (or 99.38%) is land and 0.43 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 0.62%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Princeton (the county seat and largest community)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains seven cemeteries: Archer, Hitch, Maple Hill, Odd Fellows, Saint Josephs, Sand Hill and Warnock.

Major highways[edit]

Education[edit]

Public education in Patoka Township is administered by the North Gibson School Corporation.

Public Schools[edit]

Private Schools[edit]

  • St. Joseph Catholic School

Higher Education[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Lyles Station Schoolhouse Museum - Lyles Station (2 miles WNW of Princeton)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Stormont, Gil R. (1914). History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 340. 
  5. ^ History of Gibson County, Indiana: With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Jas. T. Tartt & Co. 1884. p. 153. 
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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