Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana

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Penn Township
The Rebecca Rankin Round Barn, a township landmark
The Rebecca Rankin Round Barn, a township landmark
Location in Jay County
Location in Jay County
Coordinates: 40°31′45″N 85°09′29″W / 40.52917°N 85.15806°W / 40.52917; -85.15806Coordinates: 40°31′45″N 85°09′29″W / 40.52917°N 85.15806°W / 40.52917; -85.15806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 30.21 sq mi (78.2 km2)
 • Land 30.19 sq mi (78.2 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.07%
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,239
 • Density 41/sq mi (16/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453712

Penn Township is one of twelve townships in Jay County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,239 and it contained 569 housing units.[1]


Penn Township was named in honor of William Penn.[2]

The Rebecca Rankin Round Barn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.21 square miles (78.2 km2), of which 30.19 square miles (78.2 km2) (or 99.93%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.07%) is water.[1] The streams of Brooks Creek and Haines Creek run through this township.

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The township contains three cemeteries: Hillside, Maple Lawn and West Grove.

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  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. ^ Jay, Milton T. (1922). History of Jay County, Indiana: Including Its World War Record and Incorporating the Montgomery History, Volume 1. Historical Publishing Company. p. 96. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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