Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana

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Washington Township
Doddridge Chapel, a historic place in the township
Doddridge Chapel, a historic place in the township
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°45′15″N 85°06′51″W / 39.75417°N 85.11417°W / 39.75417; -85.11417Coordinates: 39°45′15″N 85°06′51″W / 39.75417°N 85.11417°W / 39.75417; -85.11417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 42.08 sq mi (109.0 km2)
 • Land 41.6 sq mi (108 km2)
 • Water 0.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)  1.14%
Elevation[1] 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,436
 • Density 34.5/sq mi (13.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 454024

Washington Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,436 and it contained 626 housing units.[2]


Washington Township was organized in 1817.[3]

Beechwood (Isaac Kinsey House) and the Doddridge Chapel and Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.08 square miles (109.0 km2), of which 41.6 square miles (108 km2) (or 98.86%) is land and 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 1.14%) is water.[2] The streams of Brethren Run, Butlers Creek, Central Run, City Run, Common Run, Dry Branch, Franklin Creek, Greens Fork, Martindale Creek, Milton Drain, Shaker Run, Warm Run, Wilson Run and Woodclinch Brook run through this township.

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

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The township contains six cemeteries: Doddridge Chapel Cemetery, Franklin, Friends, South Side, United Brethren and West Side.

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  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. ^ Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 314.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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