Point Township, Posey County, Indiana

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Point Township
Posey County
Township
Map highlighting Point Township, Posey County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 37°50′17″N 87°59′37″W / 37.83806°N 87.99361°W / 37.83806; -87.99361Coordinates: 37°50′17″N 87°59′37″W / 37.83806°N 87.99361°W / 37.83806; -87.99361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Posey
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 55.06 sq mi (142.61 km2)
 • Land 49.2 sq mi (127.42 km2)
 • Water 5.87 sq mi (15.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 497
 • Density 10.1/sq mi (3.9/km2)
FIPS code 18-60858[2]
GNIS feature ID 453753

Point Township is one of ten townships in Posey County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 497. Both the lowest point in Indiana and the southernmost point in Indiana are located at the southern tip of the township.

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Archaeology[edit]

Point Township is the location of many significant archaeological sites. Among the leading ones are Ashworth in the township's northeast, Bone Bank along the Wabash River in the west,[3] and Murphy, Hovey Lake-Klein, and Welborn in the south central.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b Adams, William R. Archaeological Notes on Posey County Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1949, 70.

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