Washington Township, Blackford County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Township
Location of Washington Township in Blackford County
Location of Washington Township in Blackford County
Coordinates: 40°31′05″N 85°23′40″W / 40.51806°N 85.39444°W / 40.51806; -85.39444Coordinates: 40°31′05″N 85°23′40″W / 40.51806°N 85.39444°W / 40.51806; -85.39444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 36.23 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[1] 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 873
 • Density 24.1/sq mi (9.3/km2)
FIPS code 18-80360[2]
GNIS feature ID 453982

Washington Township is one of four townships in Blackford County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 873 and it contained 374 housing units.[3] County Commissioners named the township after George Washington in 1833, and it was part of Jay County. In 1838, Washington Township became part of the newly organized Blackford County.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.23 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[3]

Map of Washington Township

Unincorporated towns[edit]

  • Roll
  • Silas (ghost town)

Major highways[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains at least nine cemeteries: Balsley, Center, Hadden, Herbaugh, Leffler, Mills, Roll, Shields, and Schmidt.

Notes[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. ^ See “A History of Blackford County, Indiana…”, page 152.

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