Keener Township, Jasper County, Indiana
Location in Jasper County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||48.26 sq mi (125.0 km2)|
|• Land||48.11 sq mi (124.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2) 0.31%|
|Elevation||666 ft (203 m)|
|• Density||210.1/sq mi (81.1/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0453522|
Keener Township was established in 1858 and probably named after Jacob Keener, who settled in South Bend in 1855. 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.
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.
Cities and townsEdit
- Boone Township, Porter County (northeast)
- Walker Township (east)
- Wheatfield Township (east)
- Union Township (south)
- Lincoln Township, Newton County (southwest)
- Eagle Creek Township, Lake County (northwest)
The township contains three cemeteries: Cemetery of the Resurrection, DeMotte Cemetery, and First Church Cemetery (informally known as Holland Cemetery).
Airports and landing stripsEdit
- DeMotte Airport
Keener Township residents are eligible to obtain a free library card from the Jasper County Public Library.
- "Keener Township, Jasper County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- A standard history of Jasper and Newton counties, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1916. p. 51.
- DeMotte Chamber of Commerce. "DeMotte Indiana History 1997, Before the White Man - Coming of the First Settlers". www.faithfabric.com. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
- "Death of Jacob Keener". The South Bend Tribune. 1883-11-20. p. 4. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
- "How do I get a library card?". Jasper County Public Library. Retrieved 8 March 2018.