Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County, Indiana

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Sugar Ridge Township
Location of Sugar Ridge Township in Clay County
Location of Sugar Ridge Township in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°22′36″N 87°06′05″W / 39.37667°N 87.10139°W / 39.37667; -87.10139Coordinates: 39°22′36″N 87°06′05″W / 39.37667°N 87.10139°W / 39.37667; -87.10139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 28.21 sq mi (73.1 km2)
 • Land 27.72 sq mi (71.8 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation[1] 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 939
 • Density 33.9/sq mi (13.1/km2)
FIPS code 18-73988[2]
GNIS feature ID 453887

Sugar Ridge Township is one of eleven townships in Clay County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 939 and it contained 449 housing units.[3]


Sugar Ridge Township organized in 1854. It was named from a high ridge passing through its central portion.[4]

The Aqueduct Bridge, Feeder Dam Bridge, and Jeffers Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.21 square miles (73.1 km2), of which 27.72 square miles (71.8 km2) (or 98.26%) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (or 1.77%) is water.[3] Dietz Lake is in 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 three cemeteries: Gremes, Harris and Moss.


  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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 83–84. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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