Scipio Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

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Scipio Township
Map highlighting Scipio Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°33′59″N 86°45′52″W / 41.56639°N 86.76444°W / 41.56639; -86.76444Coordinates: 41°33′59″N 86°45′52″W / 41.56639°N 86.76444°W / 41.56639; -86.76444
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 32.32 sq mi (83.7 km2)
 • Land 32.07 sq mi (83.1 km2)
 • Water 0.25 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,570
 • Density 142.5/sq mi (55.0/km2)
FIPS code 18-68346[2]
GNIS feature ID 453835

Scipio Township is one of twenty-one townships in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,570 and it contained 1,910 housing units.[3]

Camp Colfax[edit]

During the Civil War, Camp Colfax was located about two blocks north of the location of the marker. It was a plot of ground at the west edge of La Porte, (at this time, the City of La Porte's west boundary was L Street) beyond L Street and a small lake in existence then which became known as Camp Lake, and bounded on the north be Second Street.

The 9th Regiment organized and mustered into service at Indianapolis, 25 April 1861, for three months service. At the end of the three months service, the 9th returned and went into rendezvous at Camp Colfax, under the command of Col. Robert H. Milroy. (Abstracted from information in files of La Porte County Historical Society, Inc., La Porte, IN)

The camp was named in honor of Schuyler Colfax, U. S. Representative 1855-1869 and Vice-President 1869-1873.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 32.32 square miles (83.7 km2), of which 32.07 square miles (83.1 km2) (or 99.23%) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) (or 0.77%) is water.[3]

Door Village is located in Scipio Township.


  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. 

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