Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana
|Van Buren Township|
Location of Van Buren Township in Clay County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||32.32 sq mi (83.7 km2)|
|• Land||32.18 sq mi (83.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Elevation||682 ft (208 m)|
|• Density||109.6/sq mi (42.3/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453943|
Van Buren Township was established in the late 1830s. It was named for Martin Van Buren, the ninth Vice President of the United States. There is also a Dick Johnson Township in Clay County in honor of Richard Mentor Johnson, Van Buren's vice president.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 32.32 square miles (83.7 km2), of which 32.18 square miles (83.3 km2) (or 99.57%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 0.43%) is water.
Cities and towns
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Jackson Township, Parke County (north)
- Madison Township, Putnam County (northeast)
- Washington Township, Putnam County (east)
- Jackson Township (south)
- Brazil Township (southwest)
- Dick Johnson Township (west)
- Raccoon Township, Parke County (northwest)
The township contains five cemeteries: Calcutta, Pell, Pell, Poff and Roberts.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 83.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.