Troy Township, Fountain County, Indiana

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Troy Township
Township
Location of Troy Township in Fountain County
Location of Troy Township in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°09′25″N 87°21′00″W / 40.15694°N 87.35000°W / 40.15694; -87.35000Coordinates: 40°09′25″N 87°21′00″W / 40.15694°N 87.35000°W / 40.15694; -87.35000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 44.44 sq mi (115.1 km2)
 • Land 43.86 sq mi (113.6 km2)
 • Water 0.58 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,711
 • Density 84.6/sq mi (32.7/km2)
FIPS code 18-76616[2]
GNIS feature ID 453902

Troy Township is one of eleven townships in Fountain County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,711 and it contained 1,657 housing units.[3]

Geography[edit]

Troy Township lies along the western side of Fountain County; the Wabash River defines the western borders of both. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 44.44 square miles (115.1 km2), of which 43.86 square miles (113.6 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.[3]

Map of Troy Township

Troy Township contains the Fountain County seat of Covington, in the western part of the county near the river. At one time, the unincorporated community of Layton existed in the southeast part of the township along the present route of U.S. Route 136.

Interstate 74 passes through the southern part of the township. U.S. Route 136 lies to the north of I-74 for most of its route; it passes through Covington, but east of Layton, I-74 crosses to its north side.

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains the four cemeteries of Bend, Mount Hope, Prescott Grove and Sand Hill.

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. 

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