Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana

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Wayne Township
The Wayne County Courthouse in Richmond
The Wayne County Courthouse in Richmond
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°50′28″N 84°52′32″W / 39.84111°N 84.87556°W / 39.84111; -84.87556Coordinates: 39°50′28″N 84°52′32″W / 39.84111°N 84.87556°W / 39.84111; -84.87556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 52.92 sq mi (137.1 km2)
 • Land 52.2 sq mi (135 km2)
 • Water 0.72 sq mi (1.9 km2)  1.36%
Elevation[1] 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 41,217
 • Density 789.5/sq mi (304.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 454042

Wayne Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 41,217 and it contained 19,510 housing units.[2]


Wayne Township was organized in 1810.[3]

The Forest Hills Country Club and Abram Gaar House and Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4][5]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 52.92 square miles (137.1 km2), of which 52.2 square miles (135 km2) (or 98.64%) is land and 0.72 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 1.36%) is water.[2] The streams of Boro Brook, Bridge Brook, Chester Creek, Clear Creek, Evans Creek, Middle Fork East Fork Whitewater River, Mud Creek, Short Creek, Spring Run, Tree Brook and West Fork/East Fork of Whitewater River run through this township.

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


The township contains eight cemeteries: Earlham, Hoover Bulla, King, Lutherania, Ridge, Saint Andrews, State Line and Wernle.

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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. ^ Fox, Henry Clay (1912). Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. Western Historical Association. p. 88. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/14/15 through 12/18/15. National Park Service. 2015-12-24. 

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