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. The lowest, the southernmost, and the westernmost points in Indiana are all located along the township's boundaries.

History[edit]

Point Township was organized in 1822.[3] The township was so named for the fact the southernmost point in the county and state is contained within its borders.[4]

The Ashworth Archaeological Site, Hovey Lake Archaeological District, and Murphy Archeological Site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Adjacent Townships[edit]

Unincorporated Places[edit]

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,[6] and Murphy, Hovey Lake-Klein, and Welborn in the south central.[6]

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. ^ History of Posey County, Indiana: from the earliest times to the present. Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1886. p. 317. 
  4. ^ Leffel, John C. (1913). History of Posey County, Indiana. Standard Publishing Company. p. 77. 
  5. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ a b Adams, William R. Archaeological Notes on Posey County Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1949, 70.

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