Van Buren Township, Daviess County, Indiana

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Van Buren Township
Township
Location of Van Buren Township in Daviess County
Location of Van Buren Township in Daviess County
Coordinates: 38°46′26″N 86°58′18″W / 38.77389°N 86.97167°W / 38.77389; -86.97167Coordinates: 38°46′26″N 86°58′18″W / 38.77389°N 86.97167°W / 38.77389; -86.97167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Daviess
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 30.86 sq mi (79.9 km2)
 • Land 30.22 sq mi (78.3 km2)
 • Water 0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,552
 • Density 84.5/sq mi (32.6/km2)
FIPS code 18-78434[2]
GNIS feature ID 453944

Van Buren Township is one of ten townships in Daviess County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,552 and it contained 657 housing units.[3] The population grew 30% since the 2000 census, when the population was 1,960.

History[edit]

Van Buren Township was organized in September 1841; the last township to be formed in Daviess County, it was created in response to a petition circulated among residents of parts of Barr and Madison townships, praying to be set off as a separate township. In the first years of settlement, present-day Van Buren Township attracted few pioneers; most individuals in the area were trappers or hunters, and permanent settlement only began in the late 1820s.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.86 square miles (79.9 km2), of which 30.22 square miles (78.3 km2) (or 97.93%) is land and 0.65 square miles (1.7 km2) (or 2.11%) is water.[3]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Evans Memorial Park, Franklin, Kilgore, Liberty and Stoll.

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. 
  4. ^ Fulkerson, A.O., ed. History of Daviess County Indiana: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Bowen: Indianapolis, 1915, 280.

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