Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Sugar Creek Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°44′22″N 85°53′42″W / 39.73944°N 85.89500°W / 39.73944; -85.89500Coordinates: 39°44′22″N 85°53′42″W / 39.73944°N 85.89500°W / 39.73944; -85.89500
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total35.4 sq mi (92 km2)
 • Land35.3 sq mi (91 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.28%
827 ft (252 m)
 • Total14,920
 • Density422.7/sq mi (163.2/km2)
GNIS feature ID0453882

Sugar Creek Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 14,920 and it contained 5,876 housing units.[1]


Sugar Creek Township was organized in 1828, and named from its principal stream.[2][3]

Rufus and Amanda Black House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.4 square miles (92 km2), of which 35.3 square miles (91 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[1] Lakes in this township include Spring Lake. The streams of Palestine Branch and Sugar Run run through this township.

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

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The township contains nine cemeteries: Dye, Langenberger, McNamee, New Palestine, Owen, Pitcher, Richmond, Schramm, and Zion Lutheran.

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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.
  2. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. pp. 273–274.
  3. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 741.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/29/14 through 10/03/14 5. National Park Service. 2014-10-10.

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