Union Township, Gibson County, Indiana

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Union Township
Gibson County
Location of Union Township within Gibson County
Location of Union Township within Gibson County
Coordinates: 38°14′47″N 87°33′19″W / 38.24639°N 87.55528°W / 38.24639; -87.55528Coordinates: 38°14′47″N 87°33′19″W / 38.24639°N 87.55528°W / 38.24639; -87.55528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Seat Fort Branch
School District South Gibson School Corporation
Named for The Union
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee Brenda Sollman
 • Total 50.43 sq mi (130.6 km2)
 • Land 50.31 sq mi (130.3 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 456 ft (139 m)
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,245
 • Density 84.17/sq mi (32.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 47648
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-77300[2]
GNIS feature ID 453916

Union Township is one of ten townships in Gibson County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,197 and it contained 1,779 housing units, 90% of which live in areas adjacent to Fort Branch.[3] Fort Branch is the township seat. Nearly all of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Complex is located within Union Township.

Union Township was established in 1890.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.43 square miles (130.6 km2), of which 50.31 square miles (130.3 km2) (or 99.76%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.24%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

  • Durham (extinct)
  • Fort Gibson (extinct)
  • Snake Run

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains three cemeteries: Durham, Mount Mariah and Walnut Hill.

Major highways[edit]


Union Township is the center of the South Gibson School Corporation.

Public schools[edit]

Higher Education[edit]

Private schools[edit]

  • Holy Cross Catholic Academy - Fort Branch


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. ^ Stormont, Gil R. (1914). History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 353.

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