Reserve Township, Parke County, Indiana

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Reserve Township
Location in Parke County
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°49′35″N 87°20′18″W / 39.82639°N 87.33833°W / 39.82639; -87.33833Coordinates: 39°49′35″N 87°20′18″W / 39.82639°N 87.33833°W / 39.82639; -87.33833
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 25.44 sq mi (65.9 km2)
 • Land 25.1 sq mi (65 km2)
 • Water 0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2)  1.30%
Elevation[1] 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,423
 • Density 56.7/sq mi (21.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 47832, 47862, 47872, 47952
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 453787

Reserve Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,423 and it contained 675 housing units.[2]


Reserve Township was so named on account of its territory once being part of an Indian reservation.[3]

The Melcher Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.44 square miles (65.9 km2), of which 25.1 square miles (65 km2) (or 98.66%) is land and 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) (or 1.30%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these three cemeteries: Causey, Oakland and Warner.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Southwest Parke Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 42
  • State Senate District 38


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 201. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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