Perry Township, Monroe County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Location in Monroe County
Location in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°07′21″N 86°31′08″W / 39.12250°N 86.51889°W / 39.12250; -86.51889Coordinates: 39°07′21″N 86°31′08″W / 39.12250°N 86.51889°W / 39.12250; -86.51889
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Monroe
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 35.48 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land 35.36 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.34%
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 50,673
 • Density 1,433.2/sq mi (553.4/km2)
ZIP codes 47401, 47403, 47404
GNIS feature ID 0453723

Perry Township is one of eleven townships in Monroe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 50,673 and it contained 24,194 housing units.[1]


Perry Township was established in 1830.[2] It was named for Commodore Matthew C. Perry.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.48 square miles (91.9 km2), of which 35.36 square miles (91.6 km2) (or 99.66%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.34%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Bloomington (southern half of the city, south of [approximately] Third Street)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains Mount Salem Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

In Perry Township (near Clear Creek Trail and That Road)
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation

Political districts[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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 381. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 417. 

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