Union Township, Porter County, Indiana

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Union Township
Map highlighting Union Township, Porter County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°28′41″N 87°10′20″W / 41.47806°N 87.17222°W / 41.47806; -87.17222Coordinates: 41°28′41″N 87°10′20″W / 41.47806°N 87.17222°W / 41.47806; -87.17222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 29.98 sq mi (77.64 km2)
 • Land 29.53 sq mi (76.49 km2)
 • Water 0.44 sq mi (1.15 km2)
Elevation[1] 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,811
 • Density 298/sq mi (115.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-77570[2]
GNIS feature ID 453930

Union Township is one of twelve townships in Porter County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,811.[3]


Union Township was organized in 1836, and named for the federal union of the United States.[4]

Cities and towns[edit]

The township has no incorporated communities. Wheeler, located in the northern part of the township on State Route 130, continues to be an important community.[5]


The township is served by the Union Township School Corporation. Its high school is Wheeler High School near the community of Wheeler.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Union township, Porter County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ History of Porter County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 174. 
  5. ^ Porter County, Indiana Sesquicentennial, 150, 1836-1986

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