Posey Township, Fayette County, Indiana

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Posey Township
Location of Posey Township in Fayette County
Location of Posey Township in Fayette County
Coordinates: 39°44′42″N 85°14′34″W / 39.74500°N 85.24278°W / 39.74500; -85.24278Coordinates: 39°44′42″N 85°14′34″W / 39.74500°N 85.24278°W / 39.74500; -85.24278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 31.15 sq mi (80.7 km2)
 • Land 31.1 sq mi (81 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 508
 • Density 16.3/sq mi (6.3/km2)
FIPS code 18-61308[2]
GNIS feature ID 453762

Posey Township is one of nine townships in Fayette County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 508 and it contained 202 housing units.[3]


Posey Township was organized in 1823.[4] It was named for Governor Thomas Posey.[5]

The William Lowry House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[6]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.15 square miles (80.7 km2), of which 31.1 square miles (81 km2) (or 99.84%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.16%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains several cemeteries, the largest of which is adjacent to the Bentonville Christian Church. The remaining cemeteries are predominantly small family plots dating back to the 1800s.


  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. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 222. 
  5. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 261. 
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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