Washington Township, Miami County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Township
Location in Miami County
Location in Miami County
Coordinates: 40°41′52″N 86°03′12″W / 40.69778°N 86.05333°W / 40.69778; -86.05333Coordinates: 40°41′52″N 86°03′12″W / 40.69778°N 86.05333°W / 40.69778; -86.05333
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Miami
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 28.38 sq mi (73.5 km2)
 • Land 28.12 sq mi (72.8 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2)  0.92%
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,493
 • Density 124.2/sq mi (48.0/km2)
ZIP codes 46914, 46970
GNIS feature ID 0454006

Washington Township is one of fourteen townships in Miami County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,493 and it contained 1,630 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

The first settler, Thomas Henton, arrived in Washington Township in 1838 and built a cabin upon a hill.[2]

Washington Township was created in 1843.[3] It was named for President George Washington.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.38 square miles (73.5 km2), of which 28.12 square miles (72.8 km2) (or 99.08%) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 0.92%) is water.[1] The Wabash River defines the township's northern border.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Peru (southeast quarter)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Crider, Rankin, Salem and Sharpee.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Shinn Bone Lane Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Maconaquah School Corporation
  • Peru Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Bodurtha , Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 149. 
  3. ^ Bodurtha , Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 150. 
  4. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 802. 

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