Polk Township, Monroe County, Indiana

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Polk Township
Hilly countryside in the Hoosier National Forest
Hilly countryside in the Hoosier National Forest
Location in Monroe County
Location in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°01′25″N 86°24′17″W / 39.02361°N 86.40472°W / 39.02361; -86.40472Coordinates: 39°01′25″N 86°24′17″W / 39.02361°N 86.40472°W / 39.02361; -86.40472
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Monroe
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 38.79 sq mi (100.5 km2)
 • Land 34.16 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Water 4.63 sq mi (12.0 km2)  11.94%
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 360
 • Density 10.5/sq mi (4.1/km2)
ZIP codes 47264, 47401, 47436
GNIS feature ID 0453756

Polk Township is one of eleven townships in Monroe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 360 and it contained 195 housing units.[1] It is one of the least densely populated townships in the state; this is largely because most of the land is occupied by Lake Monroe, the Hoosier National Forest, and seasonal homes and attractions.


Polk Township was established in 1849.[2] It was established soon after the term of its namesake, James K. Polk, had ended.[3]

Epsilon II Archaeological Site and Kappa V Archaeological Site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.79 square miles (100.5 km2), of which 34.16 square miles (88.5 km2) (or 88.06%) is land and 4.63 square miles (12.0 km2) (or 11.94%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these four cemeteries: Burgoon Church, Hillenburg, Mitchell and Todd.

School districts[edit]

  • Monroe County Community School Corporation

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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 381. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 418. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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