Washington Township, Gibson County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Gibson County
Location within Gibson County
Location within Gibson County
Coordinates: 38°26′41″N 87°28′21″W / 38.44472°N 87.47250°W / 38.44472; -87.47250Coordinates: 38°26′41″N 87°28′21″W / 38.44472°N 87.47250°W / 38.44472; -87.47250
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyGibson
Township Seat(None)
Patoka in White River Township serves as seat.
School DistrictNorth Gibson School Corporation
Named forGeorge Washington
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
 • TrusteeTony Shroeder
Area
 • Total36.79 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land36.34 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation499 ft (152 m)
Population
 • Total785
 • Density21.6/sq mi (8.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
47567, 47640, 47649, 47666, 47670
Area code(s)812
FIPS code18-80612[2]
GNIS feature ID453995
Washington Township is one of two townships in Gibson County that has no Zip Code or Township Seat. Although Oatsville, on the county line with Pike County has its own code.

Washington Township is one of ten townships in Gibson County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 785 and it contained 345 housing units.[3] Like Wabash Township, Washington Township also has no organized seat within the township, despite its two corporation-worthy towns Mount Olympus and Wheeling. Patoka, in White River Township, serves as the seat.

Washington Township was organized in 1824, and named for President George Washington.[4]

History[edit]

The Trippett-Glaze-Duncan-Kolb Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, with a boundary increase in 2009.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.79 square miles (95.3 km2), of which 36.34 square miles (94.1 km2) (or 98.78%) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 1.20%) is water.[3]

Point of Interest[edit]

Wheeling Covered Bridge

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Gibson County

Knox County

Pike County

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Armstrong, Kirk, Kirk-McRoberts, Phillips and Richardson.

Major highways[edit]

Education[edit]

Washington Township is served by the North Gibson School Corporation although not having any schools of its own since the early 1970s.

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. ^ Stormont, Gil R. (1914). History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. pp. 379–380.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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