Perry Township, Lawrence County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Township
Gate at the Lowder Cemetery, northwest of Springville
Gate at the Lowder Cemetery, northwest of Springville
Location in Lawrence County
Location in Lawrence County
Coordinates: 38°56′58″N 86°38′12″W / 38.94944°N 86.63667°W / 38.94944; -86.63667Coordinates: 38°56′58″N 86°38′12″W / 38.94944°N 86.63667°W / 38.94944; -86.63667
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Lawrence
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 35.68 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land 35.64 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,259
 • Density 63.4/sq mi (24.5/km2)
ZIP code 47462
GNIS feature ID 0453720

Perry Township is one of nine townships in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,259 and it contained 943 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Perry Township was established in 1822.[2] It was named for Matthew C. Perry.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.68 square miles (92.4 km2), of which 35.64 square miles (92.3 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Byers, Christian, Graves and Lowder.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • North Lawrence Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 53. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Higginson Book Company. 1884. p. 46. 

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