Washington Township, Owen County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Location in Owen County
Location in Owen County
Coordinates: 39°17′35″N 86°45′25″W / 39.29306°N 86.75694°W / 39.29306; -86.75694Coordinates: 39°17′35″N 86°45′25″W / 39.29306°N 86.75694°W / 39.29306; -86.75694
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Owen
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 47.57 sq mi (123.2 km2)
 • Land 47.4 sq mi (123 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.36%
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,164
 • Density 130/sq mi (50/km2)
ZIP codes 47431, 47433, 47460
GNIS feature ID 454011

Washington Township is one of thirteen townships in Owen County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,164 and it contained 2,755 housing units.[1]


Washington Township was organized in 1819. It was named for George Washington.[2]

The CCC Recreation Building-Nature Museum, McCormick's Creek State Park Entrance and Gatehouse, Secrest-Wampler House, and Stone Arch Bridge over McCormick's Creek are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 47.57 square miles (123.2 km2), of which 47.4 square miles (123 km2) (or 99.64%) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 0.36%) is water.[1] The White River defines the northeastern border of the township.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Blair, Chambersville, Mount Moriah, River Hill, Riverside, Rose and Witham.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Miller Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Spencer-Owen Community Schools

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 46
  • State Senate District 37


  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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 687. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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