Harrison Township, Wells County, Indiana

Harrison Township is one of nine townships in Wells County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,531 and it contained 3,702 housing units.[2]

Harrison Township
Bethel Methodist Church, a historic site in the township
Bethel Methodist Church, a historic site in the township
Location in Wells County
Location in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°41′35″N 85°08′51″W / 40.69306°N 85.14750°W / 40.69306; -85.14750Coordinates: 40°41′35″N 85°08′51″W / 40.69306°N 85.14750°W / 40.69306; -85.14750
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyWells
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total48.26 sq mi (125.0 km2)
 • Land47.83 sq mi (123.9 km2)
 • Water0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)  0.89%
Elevation837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,531
 • Density178.4/sq mi (68.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
46714, 46781
Area code(s)260
GNIS feature ID453400

HistoryEdit

Six Mile Church, the first organized church in Wells County was formed in Harrison Township by Hallet Barber on September 2, 1838.

The Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.26 square miles (125.0 km2), of which 47.83 square miles (123.9 km2) (or 99.11%) is land and 0.43 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 0.89%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villagesEdit

Unincorporated townsEdit

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

Adjacent townshipsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

The township contains these four cemeteries: Elm Grove, Grove, Linn and Saint Johns.

RiversEdit

LakesEdit

  • Kunkel Lake

School districtsEdit

Political districtsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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