Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Marion County
Intersection of Highway 37 and Southport Road in Perry Township
Intersection of Highway 37 and Southport Road in Perry Township
Map highlighting Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°40′54″N 86°8′4″W / 39.68167°N 86.13444°W / 39.68167; -86.13444Coordinates: 39°40′54″N 86°8′4″W / 39.68167°N 86.13444°W / 39.68167; -86.13444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Named for Oliver Hazard Perry
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 45.8 sq mi (118.7 km2)
 • Land 45.8 sq mi (118.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 108,972
 • Density 2,400/sq mi (920/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 18-59058[1]
GNIS feature ID 0453721[2]

Perry Township is one of the nine townships of Marion County, Indiana, United States, located in the south central part of the county. It was laid out in 1822 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and named after Oliver Hazard Perry – a War of 1812 hero.[3][4] The township population was 108,972 at the 2010 census.[5] Through the White River, Perry and Decatur townships share the only water boundary among Marion County's townships.

Schools in Perry Township include Roncalli, Perry Meridian and Southport high schools.

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  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (22 November 1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 1090. ISBN 0-253-11249-4. 
  4. ^ Sulgrove, Berry Robinson (1884). History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. L.H. Everts & Company. p. 576. 
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Perry township, Marion County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 13, 2012. 

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