Washington Township, Monroe County, Indiana

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Washington Township
A historic church in the township
A historic church in the township
Location in Monroe County
Location in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°17′46″N 86°31′08″W / 39.29611°N 86.51889°W / 39.29611; -86.51889Coordinates: 39°17′46″N 86°31′08″W / 39.29611°N 86.51889°W / 39.29611; -86.51889
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Monroe
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 34.24 sq mi (88.7 km2)
 • Land 34.23 sq mi (88.7 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation[1] 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,029
 • Density 59.3/sq mi (22.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46151, 47404, 47408, 47433
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 454007

Washington Township is one of eleven townships in Monroe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,029 and it contained 882 housing units.[2] The township contains a portion of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest.


Washington Township was established in 1829.[3] It was named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.24 square miles (88.7 km2), of which 34.23 square miles (88.7 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these two cemeteries: Collier and Sample.

Major highways[edit]


  • Bryant Creek Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Monroe County Community School Corporation

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 380. 
  4. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 432. 

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