Reeve Township, Daviess County, Indiana

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Reeve Township
Location of Reeve Township in Daviess County
Location of Reeve Township in Daviess County
Coordinates: 38°33′47″N 86°58′32″W / 38.56306°N 86.97556°W / 38.56306; -86.97556Coordinates: 38°33′47″N 86°58′32″W / 38.56306°N 86.97556°W / 38.56306; -86.97556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Daviess
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 44.95 sq mi (116.4 km2)
 • Land 43.88 sq mi (113.6 km2)
 • Water 1.06 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 512 ft (156 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 631
 • Density 14.4/sq mi (5.6/km2)
FIPS code 18-63702[2]
GNIS feature ID 453785

Reeve Township is one of ten townships in Daviess County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 631 and it contained 257 housing units.[3]


Reeve Township was organized on 12 May 1817 at the first meeting of the Daviess County Commissioners. It was named for its earliest resident, South Carolina native Joshua Reeve, who had settled in the township in 1808. As the first settler in the area, Reeve lived in an isolated cabin in the forest; in order to obtain needed supplies, he was forced to travel to Vincennes. Desiring to simplify his travels, Reeve blazed a trail through the woods from his home to Vincennes; in later years, the route became a road, and by the early twentieth century it had become one of the county's leading highways.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 44.95 square miles (116.4 km2), of which 43.88 square miles (113.6 km2) (or 97.62%) is land and 1.06 square miles (2.7 km2) (or 2.36%) is water.[3] Big Piney Pond and Little Piney Pond are in this township.

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The township contains three cemeteries: the Alfordsville Christian Cemetery just north of town, Old Union Cemetery on the land originally owned by James Allen and his wife, Mary Hizer Allen, southwest of town, and the Helpenstine Cemetery (also known as the McCord Cemetery) east of town on the County Line Road.


  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. ^ Fulkerson, A.O., ed. History of Daviess County Indiana: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Bowen: Indianapolis, 1915, 274.

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