Prairieton Township, Vigo County, Indiana

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Prairieton Township
Location in Vigo County
Location in Vigo County
Coordinates: 39°21′33″N 87°30′11″W / 39.35917°N 87.50306°W / 39.35917; -87.50306Coordinates: 39°21′33″N 87°30′11″W / 39.35917°N 87.50306°W / 39.35917; -87.50306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 18.51 sq mi (47.9 km2)
 • Land 17.83 sq mi (46.2 km2)
 • Water 0.68 sq mi (1.8 km2)  3.67%
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,222
 • Density 68.6/sq mi (26.5/km2)
ZIP codes 47870
GNIS feature ID 453775

Prairieton Township is one of twelve townships in Vigo County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,222 and it contained 517 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 18.51 square miles (47.9 km2), of which 17.83 square miles (46.2 km2) (or 96.33%) is land and 0.68 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 3.67%) is water.[1]

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The township contains New Harmony Cemetery.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Higginbotham Field


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Political districts[edit]


  • Praireton/Prairie Creek Fire Protection District
  • The Fire Departments from Prairieton Township and Prairie Creek Township merged to form a Fire Protection District on August 16, 2007.


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