Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Township
Location in Hamilton County
Location in Hamilton County
Coordinates: 40°02′58″N 86°10′21″W / 40.04944°N 86.17250°W / 40.04944; -86.17250Coordinates: 40°02′58″N 86°10′21″W / 40.04944°N 86.17250°W / 40.04944; -86.17250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 55.98 sq mi (145.0 km2)
 • Land 55.68 sq mi (144.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.54%
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,884
 • Density 590.6/sq mi (228.0/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453998

Washington Township is one of nine townships in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 32,884 and it contained 12,477 housing units.[1] In 2007, the township had 29,361 residents. Due to Clay Township (neighboring to the south) becoming more conservative with development due to a reduction in available land over the past few years, Washington Township has seen an increase in residential communities being developed.

History[edit]

Washington Township was organized in 1833.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 55.98 square miles (145.0 km2), of which 55.68 square miles (144.2 km2) (or 99.46%) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (or 0.54%) is water.[1] The streams of Bear Creek, Cool Creek, Finley Creek, Grassy Branch, Jones Ditch, Kreager Ditch, Little Eagle Creek, and Woodruff Branch run through this township.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains twelve cemeteries: Anti-Slavery Friends, Chester, Eagletown, Greenwood, Hammack, Little Eagle Creek, Memorial Park, Pleasant View, Sugar Grove, Summit Lawn, Summit Lawn and Thomas And Moore.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Helicopter Airways of Indiana
  • Pace Airport
  • Wilderness Field

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Haines, John F. (1915). History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Co. p. 179. 

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