Shawswick Township, Lawrence County, Indiana

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Shawswick Township
Township
Location in Lawrence County
Location in Lawrence County
Coordinates: 38°51′N 86°26′W / 38.850°N 86.433°W / 38.850; -86.433Coordinates: 38°51′N 86°26′W / 38.850°N 86.433°W / 38.850; -86.433
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Lawrence
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 69.87 sq mi (181.0 km2)
 • Land 69.52 sq mi (180.1 km2)
 • Water 0.34 sq mi (0.9 km2)  0.49%
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,469
 • Density 294.4/sq mi (113.7/km2)
ZIP codes 47421, 47436, 47451
GNIS feature ID 0453842

Shawswick Township is one of nine townships in Lawrence County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,469 and it contained 9,653 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Shawswick Township was established in 1818.[2] The township was named from a combination of the surnames Shaw and Wick. Wick was the name of a judge and Shaw was the name of a war hero; the final name Shawswick was formed in a compromise.[3]

The Helton-Mayo Farm was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 69.87 square miles (181.0 km2), of which 69.52 square miles (180.1 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) (or 0.49%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these nine cemeteries: Beech Grove, Breckinridge, Crawford, Green Hill, Ikerd, Scoggan, Sherril, Starr and Williams.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Virgil I Grissom Municipal Airport

School districts[edit]

  • North Lawrence Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Higginson Book Company. 1884. p. 59. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 61. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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