Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana

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Posey Township
Location of Posey Township in Clay County
Location of Posey Township in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°28′27″N 87°11′02″W / 39.47417°N 87.18389°W / 39.47417; -87.18389Coordinates: 39°28′27″N 87°11′02″W / 39.47417°N 87.18389°W / 39.47417; -87.18389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 35.75 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.04 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water 0.71 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,063
 • Density 116/sq mi (45/km2)
FIPS code 18-61290[2]
GNIS feature ID 453761

Posey Township is one of eleven townships in Clay County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,063 and it contained 1,706 housing units.[3]


Posey Township was organized in 1828. It was named for Territorial Governor Thomas Posey.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.75 square miles (92.6 km2), of which 35.04 square miles (90.8 km2) (or 98.01%) is land and 0.71 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 1.99%) is water.[3]

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

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The township contains seven cemeteries: Billtown, Clearview, Cottage Hill, German, Rhule, Summit Lawn and Summit Lawn.


  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 "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 83. 

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