Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana

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Washington Township
The John W. McClain House, a historic site in the township
The John W. McClain House, a historic site in the township
Location in Hendricks County
Location in Hendricks County
Coordinates: 39°45′35″N 86°23′42″W / 39.75972°N 86.39500°W / 39.75972; -86.39500Coordinates: 39°45′35″N 86°23′42″W / 39.75972°N 86.39500°W / 39.75972; -86.39500
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total38.68 sq mi (100.18 km2)
 • Land38.65 sq mi (100.09 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)  0.09%
833 ft (254 m)
 • Total44,764
 • Density1,158.2/sq mi (447.2/km2)
GNIS feature ID0454000

Washington Township is one of twelve townships in Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 44,764.[1]


Washington Township was named for George Washington.[2]

The John W. McClain House, A.A. Parsons Farmstead, and Smith Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3][4]


Washington Township covers an area of 38.68 square miles (100.2 km2); of this, 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) or 0.09 percent is water. The streams of Abner Creek, Army Branch, Lake Forest Creek and March Creek 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]


The township contains twelve cemeteries: Abner Creek, Barlow, Gossett, McClain, Merritt, Merritt Memorial Gardens, North Lawn, Salem Baptist, Shiloh Baptist, Shiloh Methodist, Smith and White Lick Presbyterian.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Speedway Airport (Closed)[5]


Washington Township residents may obtain a free library card from the Avon-Washington Township Public Library in Avon.[6]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ Hadley, John Vestal (1914). History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 100.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/29/14 through 10/03/14. National Park Service. 2014-10-10.
  5. ^ http://www.airfields-freeman.com/IN/Airfields_IN_Indy_W.htm#speedway
  6. ^ "Avon-Washington Township Public Library Card". Avon-Washington Twp Public Library. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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