Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana

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Sugar Creek Township
Township
Location of Sugar Creek Township in Clinton County
Location of Sugar Creek Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 40°13′53″N 86°17′12″W / 40.23139°N 86.28667°W / 40.23139; -86.28667Coordinates: 40°13′53″N 86°17′12″W / 40.23139°N 86.28667°W / 40.23139; -86.28667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Organized 1841
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 25.84 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Land 25.84 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 450
 • Density 17.4/sq mi (6.7/km2)
FIPS code 18-73862[2]
GNIS feature ID 453881

Sugar Creek Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 450 and it contained 197 housing units.[3] The township is named for the stream that flows southwest through it.[4]

History[edit]

The first settler in the area of Sugar Creek Township was Williams Harris, who arrived in 1828, built a cabin and hunted and fished in the wilderness — he was the only white inhabitant for four years, until the arrival of farmer Abner Dunn and his family in 1832, then Merrill Cooper and blacksmith W. V. McKinney in 1835. Though originally slow, settlement in the township increased in the 1840s and by 1850 its population was 477; by 1860 it was 719, in 1870 it was 964, and in 1880 it was 1410.

The area's residents petitioned in 1841 for their own township, a request granted by the county commissioners who formed Sugar Creek Township from a portion of Jackson.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.84 square miles (66.9 km2), all land.[3]

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References[edit]

  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. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 32. 
  5. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Sugar Creek Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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