Vernon Township, Hancock County, Indiana

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Vernon Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 39°54′25″N 85°52′17″W / 39.90694°N 85.87139°W / 39.90694; -85.87139Coordinates: 39°54′25″N 85°52′17″W / 39.90694°N 85.87139°W / 39.90694; -85.87139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 31.33 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 • Land 31.26 sq mi (81.0 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.22%
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,005
 • Density 352.1/sq mi (135.9/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0453955

Vernon Township is one of nine townships in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 11,005 and it contained 4,322 housing units.[1]


Vernon Township was organized in 1836.[2] It was named after Mount Vernon, the plantation home of President George Washington.[3]

Frank Littleton Round Barn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.33 square miles (81.1 km2), of which 31.26 square miles (81.0 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.[1]

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

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

Adjacent townships


Vernon Township contains four cemeteries: Gillium-Chappel, McCordsville, Cauldwell-Brokaw, and the Caudell-Simmons

Major highways


Vernon Township residents may obtain a free library card from the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library in Fortville.[5]


  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
  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. 783. 
  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. p. 311. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Cards". Fortville-Vernon Twp Public Library. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 

External links

  • Indiana Township Association
  • United Township Association of Indiana

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