Perry Township, Clinton County, Indiana
Location of Perry Township in Clinton County
|Named for||Commodore Perry|
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• 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||840 ft (256 m)|
|• Density||44/sq mi (17/km2)|
|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. The township was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval officer in the War of 1812.
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.
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.
Cities and towns
- Washington Township (north)
- Jackson Township (east)
- Washington Township, Boone County (southeast)
- Sugar Creek Township, Boone County (south)
- Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County (west)
- Sugar Creek Township, Montgomery County (west)
The township contains six cemeteries: Davis, Loveless, Manson, McKendra, Plainview and Shilo.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 31.
- Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Perry Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company.