Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana

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Perry Township
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°58′30″N 85°05′14″W / 39.97500°N 85.08722°W / 39.97500; -85.08722Coordinates: 39°58′30″N 85°05′14″W / 39.97500°N 85.08722°W / 39.97500; -85.08722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 17.44 sq mi (45.2 km2)
 • Land 17.43 sq mi (45.1 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.06%
Elevation[1] 1,145 ft (349 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 835
 • Density 47.9/sq mi (18.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453727

Perry Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 835 and it contained 325 housing units.[2]


Perry Township was originally settled chiefly by Quakers.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 17.44 square miles (45.2 km2), of which 17.43 square miles (45.1 km2) (or 99.94%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[2] Lakes in this township include Osborne Lakes. The streams of Economy Run, Jordon Creek, Mop Run, Swab Creek, Wash Branch and West Brook run through this township.

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The township contains two cemeteries: Economy and Jordon.

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Fox, Henry Clay (1912). Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. Western Historical Association. p. 87. 

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