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Center Township, Wayne County, Indiana

Center Township is one of fifteen townships in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 7,579 and it contained 3,204 housing units.[2]

Center Township
The Lewis Jones House, a historic place located in Center Township
The Lewis Jones House, a historic place located in Center Township
Location in Wayne County
Location in Wayne County
Coordinates: 39°49′21″N 84°59′50″W / 39.82250°N 84.99722°W / 39.82250; -84.99722Coordinates: 39°49′21″N 84°59′50″W / 39.82250°N 84.99722°W / 39.82250; -84.99722
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total42.32 sq mi (109.6 km2)
 • Land42.03 sq mi (108.9 km2)
 • Water0.29 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.69%
Elevation1,014 ft (309 m)
 • Total7,579
 • Density180.3/sq mi (69.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID453196



Center Township was organized in 1817.[3]

The Lewis Jones House, King-Dennis Farm, and Samuel G. Smith Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 42.32 square miles (109.6 km2), of which 42.03 square miles (108.9 km2) (or 99.31%) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) (or 0.69%) is water.[2] The streams of Black Run, Bryant Creek, Center Run, Centrum Run, Cold Run, Cool Brook, Crown Creek, Far Run, Fork Creek, Free Run, Middle Run, Point Run, Rich Creek, Sleet Brook, Snow Run Brook and Winter Run run through this township.

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Unincorporated townsEdit

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

Adjacent townshipsEdit


The township contains three cemeteries: Crown Hill, Crown Hill and West Grove.

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Center Township is served by the Centerville-Center Township Public Library.[5]


  • "Center Township, Wayne County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

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