Chester Township, Wells County, Indiana

Chester Township is one of nine townships in Wells County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 936 and it contained 394 housing units.[1][2]

Chester Township
Location in Wells County
Location in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°36′25″N 85°16′07″W / 40.60694°N 85.26861°W / 40.60694; -85.26861Coordinates: 40°36′25″N 85°16′07″W / 40.60694°N 85.26861°W / 40.60694; -85.26861
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyWells
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total35.79 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land35.62 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.47%
Elevation
866 ft (264 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total936
 • Density26.3/sq mi (10.2/km2)
ZIP codes
46759, 46781, 46792, 47359
GNIS feature ID453199

GeographyEdit

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.79 square miles (92.7 km2), of which 35.62 square miles (92.3 km2) (or 99.53%) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 0.47%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villagesEdit

Unincorporated townsEdit

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

Adjacent townshipsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

The township contains these two cemeteries: Miller and Snow.

Airports and landing stripsEdit

  • Brinnemans Headacres Airport

School districtsEdit

  • Southern Wells Community Schools

Political districtsEdit

HistoryEdit

Chester Township is home to the 5 Points School. It was built in 1876 and served as a school periodically through the late 1930s. It also served as a Grange Hall and many other community meetings were held here.[3] While the 5 Points School stands to this day, its successor the Chester Center School, which was built in 1923, was demolished 43 years later in 1966 after the districts in southern Wells County were consolidated.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "United States Census Bureau American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  3. ^ https://m.facebook.com/pg/FivePointsSchool/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1

External linksEdit