Michigan Township, Clinton County, Indiana

Michigan Township
—  Township  —
Location of Michigan Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 40°19′06″N 86°24′18″W / 40.31833°N 86.405°W / 40.31833; -86.405Coordinates: 40°19′06″N 86°24′18″W / 40.31833°N 86.405°W / 40.31833; -86.405
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Organized 1831
Government
 - Type Indiana township
Area
 - Total 35.84 sq mi (92.81 km2)
 - Land 35.84 sq mi (92.81 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,684
 - Density 46.99/sq mi (18.14/km2)
FIPS code 18-48762[2]
GNIS feature ID 453620

Michigan Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,684. The township was named for the Michigan Road, an early thoroughfare through the area.[3]

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History

Mahlon Shinn and Robert Edwards were the township's first white settlers, arriving in 1830 and followed the same year by many more. The township was organized in March 1831.[4]

Geography

Michigan Township covers an area of 35.84 square miles (92.8 km2). Prior to settlement the land was heavily timbered with oak, poplar, walnut, sugar maple, beech, elm, ironwood, dogwood and pawpaw.[4]

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Adjacent townships

Major highways

Cemeteries

The township contains seven cemeteries: Brandon, Hopewell Cemeteries, Layman, Layton, Old Whiteman, Paris and Whiteman.

References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. pp. 31. 
  4. ^ a b Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Michigan Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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