Keener Township, Jasper County, Indiana

Keener Township is one of thirteen townships in Jasper County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,110 and it contained 3,977 housing units.[1]

Keener Township
Location in Jasper County
Location in Jasper County
Coordinates: 41°11′23″N 87°12′45″W / 41.18972°N 87.21250°W / 41.18972; -87.21250Coordinates: 41°11′23″N 87°12′45″W / 41.18972°N 87.21250°W / 41.18972; -87.21250
CountryUnited States
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total48.26 sq mi (125.0 km2)
 • Land48.11 sq mi (124.6 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.31%
666 ft (203 m)
 • Total10,110
 • Density210.1/sq mi (81.1/km2)
GNIS feature ID0453522


Keener Township was established in 1858[2] and probably named after Jacob Keener, who settled in South Bend in 1855.[3] A cabinet maker, stockholder of the Union Cabinet company as well as a politician, policeman, and saloon owner in South Bend, Jacob also established the Apollo - the "first German garden and place of amusement" in South Bend and a "favorite resort for politicians of both parties." The first German theater and masquerades in South Bend were held there.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.26 square miles (125.0 km2), of which 48.11 square miles (124.6 km2) (or 99.69%) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (or 0.31%) is water.[1]

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The township contains three cemeteries: Cemetery of the Resurrection, DeMotte Cemetery, and First Church Cemetery (informally known as Holland Cemetery).

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Airports and landing stripsEdit

  • DeMotte Airport


Keener Township residents are eligible to obtain a free library card from the Jasper County Public Library.[5]


  • "Keener Township, Jasper County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
  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. ^ A standard history of Jasper and Newton counties, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1916. p. 51.
  3. ^ DeMotte Chamber of Commerce. "DeMotte Indiana History 1997, Before the White Man - Coming of the First Settlers". Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  4. ^ "Death of Jacob Keener". The South Bend Tribune. 1883-11-20. p. 4. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  5. ^ "How do I get a library card?". Jasper County Public Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

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