Blue River Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Blue River Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 85°40′41″W / 39.74472°N 85.67806°W / 39.74472; -85.67806Coordinates: 39°44′41″N 85°40′41″W / 39.74472°N 85.67806°W / 39.74472; -85.67806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 29.83 sq mi (77.3 km2)
 • Land 29.75 sq mi (77.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.27%
909 ft (277 m)
 • Total 1,417
 • Density 47.6/sq mi (18.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453117

Blue River Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,417 and it contained 542 housing units.[1]


Blue River was organized in 1828.[2] It was named from the Blue River, once an important waterway for mills.[3]

County Line Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.83 square miles (77.3 km2), of which 29.75 square miles (77.1 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.[1] The streams of Dilly Creek and Nameless Creek run through this township.

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships


The township contains three cemeteries: Gilboa, Haskett, and Westland Friends Church.


  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. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 490.
  3. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. pp. 49–50.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

External links

  • Indiana Township Association
  • United Township Association of Indiana

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