Benton Township, Monroe County, Indiana facts for kids
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Honey Creek School, a historic site in the township
Location in Monroe County
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||56.61 sq mi (146.6 km2)|
|• Land||54.92 sq mi (142.2 km2)|
|• Water||1.69 sq mi (4.4 km2) 2.99%|
|Elevation||830 ft (253 m)|
|• Density||61.1/sq mi (23.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
46151, 47401, 47408, 47468
|Area codes||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||453106|
Benton Township was established in 1833. It was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.
Honey Creek School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 56.61 square miles (146.6 km2), of which 54.92 square miles (142.2 km2) (or 97.01%) is land and 1.69 square miles (4.4 km2) (or 2.99%) is water.
The township trustee is responsible for four cemeteries: Fleener/Richardson, Stepp, Brock, and Taylor/McGowan/Frye.
- Beanblossom Lake
- Cherry Lake
- Lazy Lake
- Indiana's 9th congressional district
- State House District 60
- State Senate District 40
|Washington Township||Washington Township, Morgan County|
|Bloomington Township||Jackson Township, Brown County|
|Perry Township||Salt Creek Township||Washington Township, Brown County|
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