Washington Township, Decatur County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Location of Washington Township in Decatur County
Location of Washington Township in Decatur County
Coordinates: 39°20′13″N 85°28′22″W / 39.33694°N 85.47278°W / 39.33694; -85.47278Coordinates: 39°20′13″N 85°28′22″W / 39.33694°N 85.47278°W / 39.33694; -85.47278
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Township TrusteeChristian A. B. Rust
 • Total55.24 sq mi (143.1 km2)
 • Land55.07 sq mi (142.6 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation955 ft (291 m)
 • Total13,304
 • Density241.6/sq mi (93.3/km2)
Time zoneEST
Area code(s)812
FIPS code18-80558[2]
GNIS feature ID453992

Washington Township is one of nine townships in Decatur County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,304 and it contained 5,944 housing units.[3]


Washington Township was organized in 1822.[4]

Strauther Pleak Round Barn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[5]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 55.24 square miles (143.1 km2), of which 55.07 square miles (142.6 km2) (or 99.69%) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 0.31%) 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: Forsythe, Saint Marys, Sand Creek, South Park and Springer.


  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. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 95.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.

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