Ross Township, Clinton County, Indiana

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Ross Township
settlement_type = Township
nickname =
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map_caption = Location of Ross Township in Clinton County


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Indiana
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Clinton
government_footnotes =
government_type = Indiana township
leader_title =
leader_name =
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established_title = Organized
established_date = 1830
named_for = John Ross, settler

area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 76.59
area_land_km2 = 76.59
area_water_km2 = 0
area_total_sq_mi = 29.57
area_land_sq_mi = 29.57
area_water_sq_mi = 0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2,743
population_density_km2 = 35.82
population_density_sq_mi = 92.76

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elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 225
elevation_ft = 738
latd = 40
latm = 23
lats = 45
latNS = N
longd = 86
longm = 36
longs = 47
longEW = W

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blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 18-66078GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:453813 453813]
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Ross Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,743. The township was named for John Ross, a pioneer settler and associate county judge.cite book
last=Claybaugh
first=Joseph
title=History of Clinton County, Indiana
year=1913
publisher=A. W. Bowen & Company
location=Indianapolis
pages=p. 31
]

History

Ross was one of Clinton County's original townships created on May 15, 1830. Solomon Miller, who arrived in March 1828, was its first settler. According to a 1913 county history, a considerable number of the township's early settlers were Pennsylvania Germans and Dunkards.cite book
last=Claybaugh
first=Joseph
title=History of Clinton County, Indiana
year=1913
publisher=A. W. Bowen & Company
location=Indianapolis
chapter=Ross Township
]

Geography

Ross Township covers an area of 29.57 square miles.

Cities and towns

* Rossville

Unincorporated towns

* Edna Mills
* Mattix Corner(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships

* Clay Township, Carroll County (north)
* Democrat Township, Carroll County (northeast)
* Owen Township (east)
* Union Township (southeast)
* Washington Township (south)
* Madison Township (southwest)
* Perry Township, Tippecanoe County (west)
* Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe County (west)

Major highways

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Cemeteries

The township contains three cemeteries: Hiner, Latshaw and Pleasant View.

References

* [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/ United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files]
* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ U.S. Board on Geographic Names]

External links

* [http://www.indianatownshipassoc.org/counties/Clinton.htm Indiana Township Association page for Clinton County]


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