Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana

Washington Township

Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°49′42″N 87°10′39″W / 39.82833°N 87.17750°W / 39.82833; -87.17750Coordinates: 39°49′42″N 87°10′39″W / 39.82833°N 87.17750°W / 39.82833; -87.17750
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
  Type Indiana township
  Total 36.13 sq mi (93.6 km2)
  Land 35.95 sq mi (93.1 km2)
  Water 0.18 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.50%
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,302
  Density 36.2/sq mi (14.0/km2)
ZIP codes 47832, 47856, 47859, 47872
GNIS feature ID 0454012

Washington Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,302 and it contained 457 housing units.[1]


The Sanitorium Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.13 square miles (93.6 km2), of which 35.95 square miles (93.1 km2) (or 99.50%) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.50%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

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


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Barnes, Bethany, Buchanan, Elder, Overman, Poplar and Rawlings.

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  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. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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