Sand Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana

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Sand Creek Township
The Westport Covered Bridge spans Sand Creek in the township
The Westport Covered Bridge spans Sand Creek in the township
Location of Sand Creek Township in Decatur County
Location of Sand Creek Township in Decatur County
Coordinates: 39°12′24″N 85°33′11″W / 39.20667°N 85.55306°W / 39.20667; -85.55306Coordinates: 39°12′24″N 85°33′11″W / 39.20667°N 85.55306°W / 39.20667; -85.55306
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDecatur
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total43.21 sq mi (111.9 km2)
 • Land43.17 sq mi (111.8 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation856 ft (261 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,120
 • Density72.3/sq mi (27.9/km2)
FIPS code18-67734[2]
GNIS feature ID453832

Sand Creek Township is one of nine townships in Decatur County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,120 and it contained 1,331 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Sand Creek Township was organized in 1825.[4]

Westport Covered Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 43.21 square miles (111.9 km2), of which 43.17 square miles (111.8 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains seven cemeteries: Eddleman, Finley, Horseshoe Bend, Mapleton, Old Burk (aka Vanderbur Cemetery), Rodney and Westport.

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. 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. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 95.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.

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