Richland Township, Rush County, Indiana

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Richland Township
Township
Map highlighting Richland Township, Rush County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°29′23″N 85°21′46″W / 39.48972°N 85.36278°W / 39.48972; -85.36278Coordinates: 39°29′23″N 85°21′46″W / 39.48972°N 85.36278°W / 39.48972; -85.36278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Rush
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 28.53 sq mi (73.9 km2)
 • Land 28.52 sq mi (73.9 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 337
 • Density 11.8/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-64188[2]
GNIS feature ID 453799

Richland Township is one of twelve townships in Rush County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 337 and it contained 138 housing units.[3]

Richland Township most likely was so named on account of their fertile soil.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.53 square miles (73.9 km2), of which 28.52 square miles (73.9 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...supposedly was named for the quality of the soil here. 

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