West Point Township, White County, Indiana

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West Point Township
Township
A windmill in southwestern West Point Township
A windmill in southwestern West Point Township
Location in White County
Location in White County
Coordinates: 40°41′26″N 87°01′02″W / 40.69056°N 87.01722°W / 40.69056; -87.01722Coordinates: 40°41′26″N 87°01′02″W / 40.69056°N 87.01722°W / 40.69056; -87.01722
Country United States
State Indiana
County White
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 53.6 sq mi (139 km2)
 • Land 53.53 sq mi (138.6 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.13%
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 381
 • Density 7.1/sq mi (2.7/km2)
ZIP codes 47929, 47980, 47995
GNIS feature ID 454049

West Point Township is one of twelve townships in White County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 381 and it contained 141 housing units.[1]

West Point Township was organized in 1845, and was named for a large tract of forest in the western part.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 53.6 square miles (139 km2), of which 53.53 square miles (138.6 km2) (or 99.87%) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (or 0.13%) is water.[1]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains West Point Cemetery. Near the back of this cemetery is a marker for Alexander Lawrie, a northern captain in the Civil War and an artist of the Hudson River School. The market claims that Lawrie made a gift to the Indiana Museum of a set of 100 paintings of Civil War generals.

School districts[edit]

  • Frontier School Corporation
  • Tri-County School Corporation

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. ^ Hamelle, W. H. (1915). A Standard History of White County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and Country. Unigraphic. p. 278. 

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