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New Durham Township, LaPorte County, Indiana

New Durham Township is one of twenty-one townships in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,664 and it contained 2,396 housing units.[3]

New Durham Township
Map highlighting New Durham Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.svg
Coordinates: 41°33′59″N 86°52′21″W / 41.56639°N 86.87250°W / 41.56639; -86.87250Coordinates: 41°33′59″N 86°52′21″W / 41.56639°N 86.87250°W / 41.56639; -86.87250
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaPorte
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total36.06 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Land35.96 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,664
 • Density240.9/sq mi (93.0/km2)
FIPS code18-52830[2]
GNIS feature ID453663

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HistoryEdit

An early settler being a native of Durham, New York, caused the name to be selected.[4]

The Pinhook Methodist Church and Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[5]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.06 square miles (93.4 km2), of which 35.96 square miles (93.1 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[3]

EducationEdit

New Durham Township is served by the Westville-New Durham Township Public Library.[6] Township residents may also request a free library card from any La Porte County Public Library branch.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. C. C. Chapman & Co. 1880. p. 775.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  6. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ "How To Get A Library Card". La Porte County Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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