Washington Township, Gibson County, Indiana


Washington Township, Gibson County, Indiana

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Washington Township
settlement_type = Township
nickname =
motto =



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mapsize =
map_caption = Location within Gibson County


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Indiana
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Gibson
subdivision_type3 = Township Seat
subdivision_name3 = Patoka, Indiana
subdivision_type5 = School District
subdivision_name5 = North Gibson School Corporation
government_footnotes =
government_type = Indiana township
leader_title = Trustee
leader_name = Tony Shroeder
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title =
established_date =

area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 95.42
area_land_km2 = 94.8
area_water_km2 = 0.62
area_total_sq_mi = 36.84
area_land_sq_mi = 36.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.24

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 703
population_density_km2 = 7.42
population_density_sq_mi = 19.21

timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 152
elevation_ft = 499
latd = 38
latm = 26
lats = 41
latNS = N
longd = 87
longm = 28
longs = 21
longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 47567, 47640, 47649, 47666, 47670
area_code = 812
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 18-80612GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:453995 453995]
website =
footnotes = Washington Township is the other township in Gibson County that has no Zip Code. Although Oatsville, on the county line with Pike County has its own code.

Washington Township is one of ten townships in Gibson County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 703. Like Wabash Township, Washington Township also has no organized seat within the township, despite its two corporation-worthy towns Mount Olympus and Wheeling. Patoka, in White River Township, serves as the seat.

Geography

Washington Township covers an area of 36.84 square miles (95.42 square kilometers); of this, 0.24 square miles (0.62 square kilometers) or 0.65 percent is water.

Unincorporated towns

* Giro
* Mount Olympus
* Wheeling

Adjacent townships

Gibson County
* Center Township (south)
* Patoka Township (southwest)
* White River Township (west)Knox County
* Johnson Township (north)Pike County
* Clay Township (northeast)
* Logan Township (east)

Cemeteries

The township contains five cemeteries: Armstrong, Kirk, Kirk-McRoberts, Phillips and Richardson.

Major highways

* Indiana State Road 56
* Indiana State Road 65

Education

Washington Township is served by the North Gibson School Corporation although not having any schools of its own since the early 1970s.

References

* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ U.S. Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)]
* [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/ United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files]

External links

* [http://www.indianatownshipassoc.org/counties/Gibson.htm Indiana Township Association page for Gibson County]


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