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Wayne Township, Huntington County, Indiana

Wayne Township is one of twelve townships in Huntington County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 540 and it contained 237 housing units.[1]

Wayne Township
The Chenoweth-Coulter Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
The Chenoweth-Coulter Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
Location in Huntington County
Location in Huntington County
Coordinates: 40°41′49″N 85°36′10″W / 40.69694°N 85.60278°W / 40.69694; -85.60278Coordinates: 40°41′49″N 85°36′10″W / 40.69694°N 85.60278°W / 40.69694; -85.60278
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHuntington
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total24.41 sq mi (63.2 km2)
 • Land24.36 sq mi (63.1 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.20%
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total540
 • Density22.2/sq mi (8.6/km2)
GNIS feature ID0454032

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HistoryEdit

Wayne Township was organized in 1844.[2] Some of the early settlers being natives of Wayne County, Indiana caused the name to be selected.[3]

The Chenoweth-Coulter Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 24.41 square miles (63.2 km2), of which 24.36 square miles (63.1 km2) (or 99.80%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.[1] The stream of Prairie Creek runs through this township.

Cities and townsEdit

Unincorporated townsEdit

Adjacent townshipsEdit

CemeteriesEdit

The township contains one cemetery, Gardens of Memory.

Major highwaysEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ History of Huntington County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 874.
  3. ^ Bash, Frank Sumner (1914). History of Huntington County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. The Lewis Publishing Company. p. 129.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.

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