Prairie Township, White County, Indiana

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Prairie Township
Location in White County
Location in White County
Coordinates: 40°36′15″N 86°52′51″W / 40.60417°N 86.88083°W / 40.60417; -86.88083Coordinates: 40°36′15″N 86°52′51″W / 40.60417°N 86.88083°W / 40.60417; -86.88083
Country United States
State Indiana
County White
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 66.61 sq mi (172.5 km2)
 • Land 66.59 sq mi (172.5 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,180
 • Density 47.8/sq mi (18.5/km2)
ZIP codes 47920, 47923
GNIS feature ID 453773

Prairie Township is one of twelve townships in White County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,180 and it contained 1,311 housing units.[1]

Prairie Township was organized in 1834.[2] The township was named for the open prairies within its borders.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 66.61 square miles (172.5 km2), of which 66.59 square miles (172.5 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these six cemeteries: Carr, Chalmers, Harvey and Phebus, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Smelcer and Spring Creek.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Bartlett Airport


School districts[edit]

  • Frontier 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. ^ Hamelle, W. H. (1915). A Standard History of White County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and Country. Unigraphic. p. 211. 
  3. ^ Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1883. p. 114. 

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