Peru Township, Miami County, Indiana

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Peru Township
Location in Miami County
Location in Miami County
Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 86°05′14″W / 40.77361°N 86.08722°W / 40.77361; -86.08722Coordinates: 40°46′25″N 86°05′14″W / 40.77361°N 86.08722°W / 40.77361; -86.08722
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Miami
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 25.48 sq mi (66.0 km2)
 • Land 25.01 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Water 0.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)  1.88%
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,291
 • Density 451.5/sq mi (174.3/km2)
ZIP code 46970
GNIS feature ID 0453729

Peru Township is one of fourteen townships in Miami County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,291 and it contained 5,536 housing units.[1]


Peru Township was organized in 1834.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.48 square miles (66.0 km2), of which 25.01 square miles (64.8 km2) (or 98.16%) is land and 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 1.88%) is water.[1] The Wabash River defines the southern border of the township.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Peru (northwest three-quarters)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these three cemeteries: Bowman, Mount Hope and Schrock.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Benner Field

School districts[edit]

  • Peru Community Schools

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. ^ Bodurtha , Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 139. 

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