Polk Township, Marshall County, Indiana

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Polk Township
Township
Location in Marshall County
Location in Marshall County
Coordinates: 41°25′44″N 86°24′39″W / 41.42889°N 86.41083°W / 41.42889; -86.41083Coordinates: 41°25′44″N 86°24′39″W / 41.42889°N 86.41083°W / 41.42889; -86.41083
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Marshall
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 42.24 sq mi (109.4 km2)
 • Land 42.09 sq mi (109.0 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.38%
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,824
 • Density 67.1/sq mi (25.9/km2)
ZIP codes 46563, 46574
GNIS feature ID 0453755

Polk Township is one of ten townships in Marshall County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,824 and it contained 1,183 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Polk Township was organized on March 4, 1845. The date of the township's organization coincided with the inauguration of James K. Polk, hence the name.[2]

The Polk Township District No. 2 School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.24 square miles (109.4 km2), of which 42.09 square miles (109.0 km2) (or 99.64%) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) (or 0.38%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Barber Cemetery and Tyner Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Stuntz and Hochstetler Pines Airport

School districts[edit]

  • John Glenn School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

References[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. ^ McDonald, Daniel (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Marshall County, Indiana, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 87. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/07/13 through 1/11/13. National Park Service. 2013-01-18. 

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