Smithfield Township, DeKalb County, Indiana

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Smithfield Township
Location of Smithfield Township in DeKalb County
Location of Smithfield Township in DeKalb County
Coordinates: 41°29′01″N 85°01′30″W / 41.48361°N 85.02500°W / 41.48361; -85.02500Coordinates: 41°29′01″N 85°01′30″W / 41.48361°N 85.02500°W / 41.48361; -85.02500
Country United States
State Indiana
County DeKalb
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 35.09 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land 34.99 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,613
 • Density 46.1/sq mi (17.8/km2)
FIPS code 18-70200[2]
GNIS feature ID 453854

Smithfield Township is one of fifteen townships in DeKalb County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,613 and it contained 719 housing units.[3]


Smithfield Township was named for Isaac B. Smith, a pioneer settler.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.09 square miles (90.9 km2), of which 34.99 square miles (90.6 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[3] Cedar Lake is in this township.

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The township contains two cemeteries: Barkers Chapel and Cedar Lake.


  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. ^ History of DeKalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1885. p. 755. 

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