Porter Township, Porter County, Indiana

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Porter Township
Map highlighting Porter Township, Porter County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°23′28″N 87°09′10″W / 41.39111°N 87.15278°W / 41.39111; -87.15278Coordinates: 41°23′28″N 87°09′10″W / 41.39111°N 87.15278°W / 41.39111; -87.15278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 45.26 sq mi (117.22 km2)
 • Land 44.94 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
Elevation[1] 718 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,367
 • Density 208.4/sq mi (80.47/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-61182[2]
GNIS feature ID 453760

Porter Township is one of twelve townships in Porter County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,367.[3]


Porter Township was originally called Fish Lake Township, and under the latter name was organized in 1838.[4] The name was changed to Porter Township in 1841.[4]

Cities and towns[edit]

The township has no incorporated communities. Boone Grove, located on the southern boundary of the township continues to be an important community.[5]


The township is served by the Porter Township School Corporation. Its high school is Boone Grove High School located northwest of Boone Grove.


Name Location Picture Ref pg[6] Ref pg[7]
Fleming Cemetery Boone Grove Road (200 W) Fleming Cem Porter Township Porter County IndianaPA180066.jpg pg 36 front
Frame Cemetery (private) 675 West front
Guernsey Cemetery (private) Division at County Line Road (Lake/Porter) pg 34 front
Ludington Cemetery (private) 500 West, north of SR 2 front
Merriman Cemetery 250 N at 275 W Merriman Cemetery Porter County Indiana.jpg front
Shurr Cemetery (private) 300 S, near 500 W Shurr Cemetery Porter Township Porter County IndianaPA180071.jpg front
Looking west across the cornfields from Smoke Road at the old (abandoned) Erie-Lackawanna Railroad ROW


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Porter township, Porter County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b History of Porter County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 170. 
  5. ^ Porter County, Indiana Sesquicentennial, 150, 1836-1986
  6. ^ Soil Survey of Porter County, Indiana; USDA, Soil Conservation Service, Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station, Indiana Department of natural Resources, Soil and Water Conservation Committee; February 1981
  7. ^ Rand MacNally, Porter County, Indiana, 2001

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