Smyrna Township, Jefferson County, Indiana

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Smyrna Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Coordinates: 38°47′35″N 85°30′33″W / 38.79306°N 85.50917°W / 38.79306; -85.50917Coordinates: 38°47′35″N 85°30′33″W / 38.79306°N 85.50917°W / 38.79306; -85.50917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jefferson
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 25.95 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Land 25.93 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.08%
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,096
 • Density 42.3/sq mi (16.3/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453855

Smyrna Township is one of ten townships in Jefferson County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,096 and it contained 466 housing units.[1]

Created on June 16, 1847 by the Jefferson County Commissioners, Smyrna was the last of Jefferson County's 10 townships to be formed. It is largely rural with only small unincorporated areas as population centers.

No post offices operate in the township.

The following post offices once operated in the township: Creswell (May 29, 1856-Nov. 30, 1892) and (June 6, 1893-Sept. 13, 1902); Volga (May 29, 1856-July 14, 1904); Wakefield (July 8, 1899-Feb. 15, 1905). 6.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.95 square miles (67.2 km2), of which 25.93 square miles (67.2 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[1] The streams of Goose Creek, Harberts Creek and Hensley Creek run through this township.

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The township contains the following cemeteries: Brown (Sauer farm) Ford, Hopewell, Kinnear, Lawler (1) and Lawler (2), Lowe, McKay-Stites, Neavill, Shiloh, and Smyrna Presbyterian.

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  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. 

Baker, J. David, The Postal History of Indiana, 1976, Philatelic Bibliophile, P.O. Box 213971, Louisville, Ky. 1976.

Gresham, John M. & Co., 1889. Biographical & Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington.

John Paul Chapter DAR. Jefferson County Cemetery Transcriptions, 1941

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