Chester Township, Wells County, Indiana
Location in Wells County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||35.79 sq mi (92.7 km2)|
|• Land||35.62 sq mi (92.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.17 sq mi (0.4 km2) 0.47%|
|Elevation||866 ft (264 m)|
|• Density||26.3/sq mi (10.2/km2)|
46759, 46781, 46792, 47359
|GNIS feature ID||453199|
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.
Cities, towns, villagesEdit
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
- Liberty Township (north)
- Harrison Township (northeast)
- Nottingham Township (east)
- Harrison Township, Blackford County (south)
- Washington Township, Blackford County (southwest)
- Jackson Township (west)
- Salamonie Township, Huntington County (northwest)
The township contains these two cemeteries: Miller and Snow.
Airports and landing stripsEdit
- Brinnemans Headacres Airport
- Southern Wells Community Schools
- Indiana's 6th congressional district
- State House District 82
- State Senate District 19
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. 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.
- 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.
- "United States Census Bureau American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2009-03-29.