Silver Creek Township, Clark County, Indiana

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Silver Creek Township
Location of Silver Creek Township in Clark County
Location of Silver Creek Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°23′40″N 85°45′42″W / 38.39444°N 85.76167°W / 38.39444; -85.76167Coordinates: 38°23′40″N 85°45′42″W / 38.39444°N 85.76167°W / 38.39444; -85.76167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 16.98 sq mi (44.0 km2)
 • Land 16.72 sq mi (43.3 km2)
 • Water 0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 472 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,858
 • Density 709.3/sq mi (273.9/km2)
FIPS code 18-69696[2]
GNIS feature ID 453848

Silver Creek Township is one of twelve townships in Clark County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,858 and it contained 4,858 housing units.[3]


Silver Creek Township was established in or before 1815, but when exactly is uncertain because records have been lost.[4] The township takes its name from Silver Creek, the largest stream in Clark County.[5]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 16.98 square miles (44.0 km2), of which 16.72 square miles (43.3 km2) (or 98.47%) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) (or 1.59%) is water.[3]

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The township contains several cemeteries: Bottorff/Couch, Cremer/Kramer, Cunningham, Hendricks (a.k.a. Sarles Cemetery and Hell's Half Acre), Hopewell Baptist Church, Jenkins, Lehmanowsky, Phelps, Poindexter, Plum Run, Sellersburg, Smith Cemetery, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Francis Wells Family (a.k.a. Francis Wells), Whalen [6]


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