Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana

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Penn Township
Location in Parke County
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°51′09″N 87°15′30″W / 39.85250°N 87.25833°W / 39.85250; -87.25833Coordinates: 39°51′09″N 87°15′30″W / 39.85250°N 87.25833°W / 39.85250; -87.25833
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 23.78 sq mi (61.6 km2)
 • Land 23.73 sq mi (61.5 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.21%
Elevation[1] 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 810
 • Density 34.1/sq mi (13.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 47832, 47859, 47862, 47872, 47952
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453713

Penn Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 810 and it contained 368 housing units.[2]


Penn Township was organized in 1854, and was originally built up chiefly by Quakers.[3]

The Cox Ford Covered Bridge, Joseph Finney House, and Jackson Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 23.78 square miles (61.6 km2), of which 23.73 square miles (61.5 km2) (or 99.79%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.21%) is water.[2] The township includes the southwest quarter of Turkey Run State Park.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these four cemeteries: Bloomingdale, Coffin, DeBaun and Hethcoe.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Turkey Run Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 41
  • State Senate District 38


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 195. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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