West Point Township, White County, Indiana
|West Point Township|
A windmill in southwestern West Point Township
Location in White County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• 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)|
|• Density||7.1/sq mi (2.7/km2)|
|ZIP codes||47929, 47980, 47995|
|GNIS feature ID||454049|
West Point Township was organized in 1845, and was named for a large tract of forest in the western part.
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.
- Princeton Township (north)
- Honey Creek Township (northeast)
- Big Creek Township (east)
- Prairie Township (southeast)
- Round Grove Township (south)
- Pine Township, Benton County (southwest)
- Gilboa Township, Benton County (west)
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.
- Frontier School Corporation
- Tri-County School Corporation
- Indiana's 4th congressional district
- State House District 15
- State Senate District 07
- United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- 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.