Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Marion County
Map highlighting Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 39°52′11″N 86°8′39″W / 39.86972°N 86.14417°W / 39.86972; -86.14417Coordinates: 39°52′11″N 86°8′39″W / 39.86972°N 86.14417°W / 39.86972; -86.14417
CountryUnited States
Named forGeorge Washington
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total49.7 sq mi (128.6 km2)
 • Land48.5 sq mi (125.7 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
715 ft (218 m)
 • Total132,049
 • Density2,700/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code18-80792[1]
GNIS feature ID0454005[2]

Washington Township is one of the nine townships of Marion County, Indiana, located in the northern part of the county. The township is entirely within the city of Indianapolis. The population as of the 2010 census was 132,049.[3] The first settlement at Washington Township was made in 1819.[4]

On January 1, 2007, the Washington Township Fire Department became the first township fire department in Marion County to consolidate into the Indianapolis Fire Department as part of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson's proposed Indy Works government cost-savings plan. Although Indy Works, which included merging of Marion County fire departments as part of its cost saving efforts, failed to pass in the City-County Council, on July 1, 2007, the Warren Township Fire Department also voluntarily consolidated with the Indianapolis Fire Department.


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Washington township, Marion County, Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 13, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (22 November 1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 1413. ISBN 0-253-11249-4.

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