Raccoon Township, Parke County, Indiana

Raccoon Township

Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°39′01″N 87°10′55″W / 39.65028°N 87.18194°W / 39.65028; -87.18194Coordinates: 39°39′01″N 87°10′55″W / 39.65028°N 87.18194°W / 39.65028; -87.18194
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
  Type Indiana township
  Total 37.09 sq mi (96.1 km2)
  Land 37.05 sq mi (96.0 km2)
  Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 659
  Density 17.8/sq mi (6.9/km2)
ZIP codes 47836, 47837, 47872, 47874
GNIS feature ID 0453778

Raccoon Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 659 and it contained 345 housing units.[1]


Raccoon Township took its name from the Big and Little Raccoon creeks.[2]

The Bridgeton Covered Bridge, Bridgeton Historic District, Conley's Ford Covered Bridge, Jeffries Ford Covered Bridge, and Nevins Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.09 square miles (96.1 km2), of which 37.05 square miles (96.0 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns

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

Extinct towns

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these five cemeteries: Brunot, Clear Run, Denman, Hartmans and Webster.

School districts

Political districts


  1. 1 2 "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 Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 208.
  3. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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