Perry Township, Clinton County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Township
Location of Perry Township in Clinton County
Location of Perry Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 40°13′17″N 86°38′25″W / 40.22139°N 86.64028°W / 40.22139; -86.64028Coordinates: 40°13′17″N 86°38′25″W / 40.22139°N 86.64028°W / 40.22139; -86.64028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Organized 1834
Named for Commodore Perry
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 33.14 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Land 33.13 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[1] 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,459
 • Density 44/sq mi (17/km2)
FIPS code 18-59004[2]
GNIS feature ID 453718

Perry Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,459 and it contained 606 housing units.[3] The township was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval officer in the War of 1812.[4]

History[edit]

The first white settler to arrive in what would become Perry Township was Elijah Rogers who erected a log cabin in 1827. The township was established in September, 1834, created from a portion of Washington Township.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 33.14 square miles (85.8 km2), of which 33.13 square miles (85.8 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[3]

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains six cemeteries: Davis, Loveless, Manson, McKendra, Plainview and Shilo.

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. 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. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 31. 
  5. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Perry Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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