Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana

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Van Buren Township
Location of Van Buren Township in Clay County
Location of Van Buren Township in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°33′46″N 87°03′38″W / 39.56278°N 87.06056°W / 39.56278; -87.06056Coordinates: 39°33′46″N 87°03′38″W / 39.56278°N 87.06056°W / 39.56278; -87.06056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
 • 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[1] 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,528
 • Density 109.6/sq mi (42.3/km2)
FIPS code 18-78416[2]
GNIS feature ID 453943

Van Buren Township is one of eleven townships in Clay County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,528 and it contained 1,448 housing units.[3]


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.[4]

Eaglefield Place was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[5]


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.[3]

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(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

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The township contains five cemeteries: Calcutta, Pell, Pell, Poff and Roberts.


  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. p. 83. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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