Saluda Township, Jefferson County, Indiana

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Saluda Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Coordinates: 38°37′37″N 85°30′09″W / 38.62694°N 85.50250°W / 38.62694; -85.50250Coordinates: 38°37′37″N 85°30′09″W / 38.62694°N 85.50250°W / 38.62694; -85.50250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jefferson
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 37.69 sq mi (97.6 km2)
 • Land 37.35 sq mi (96.7 km2)
 • Water 0.34 sq mi (0.9 km2)  0.90%
Elevation 774 ft (236 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,370
 • Density 36.7/sq mi (14.2/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453830

Saluda Township is one of ten townships in Jefferson County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,370 and it contained 619 housing units.[1] It was created by the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 13, 1817. Saluda is derived from an Native American name meaning "river of corn".[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.69 square miles (97.6 km2), of which 37.35 square miles (96.7 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) (or 0.90%) is water.[1] The streams of Big Saluda Creek, Farley Creek, Harts Falls Creek and Lee Creek run through this township.

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The township contains the following cemeteries: Barnes, Harrell (also called Fairview), Maddox, Marble Hill (also called Bowman), Marling, Mt. Zion, New Bethel Methodist Church, New Prospect, Swan

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  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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...originally was a Native American stream name meaning "river of corn." 

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