White River Township, Gibson County, Indiana

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White River Township
Gibson County
Location within Gibson County
Location within Gibson County
Coordinates: 38°26′10″N 87°36′37″W / 38.43611°N 87.61028°W / 38.43611; -87.61028Coordinates: 38°26′10″N 87°36′37″W / 38.43611°N 87.61028°W / 38.43611; -87.61028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
School District North Gibson School Corporation
Named for White River
 • Type Indiana township
 • Trustee Kim Minkler
 • Total 49.04 sq mi (127.0 km2)
 • Land 47.4 sq mi (123 km2)
 • Water 1.63 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 400 ft (122 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,689
 • Density 35.6/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 47649, 47666, 47670
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-83888[2]
GNIS feature ID 454053

White River Township is one of ten townships in Gibson County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,689 and it contained 817 housing units.[3]

It took its name from the White River.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 49.04 square miles (127.0 km2), of which 47.4 square miles (123 km2) (or 96.66%) is land and 1.63 square miles (4.2 km2) (or 3.32%) is water.[3]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Gibson County

Knox County

Wabash County, IL


The township contains eight cemeteries: Barnett, Decker Chapel, Field, Humphrey, Milburn, Morrison, Robb and Trippet.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Hull Airport


White River Township is served by the North Gibson School Corporation and like neighboring Washington Township also has no schools of its own since the early 1970s.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ History of Gibson County, Indiana: With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Jas. T. Tartt & Co. 1884. p. 182. 

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