Benton Township, Monroe County, Indiana facts for kids

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Benton Township
Township
Honey Creek School, a historic site in the township
Honey Creek School, a historic site in the township
Location in Monroe County
Location in Monroe County
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Monroe
Area
 • 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 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,358
 • Density 61.1/sq mi (23.6/km2)
ZIP codes 46151, 47401, 47408, 47468
GNIS feature ID 0453106

Benton Township is one of eleven townships in Monroe County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,358 and it contained 1,716 housing units.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Unincorporated towns

Cemeteries

The township trustee is responsible for four cemeteries: Fleener/Richardson, Stepp, Brock, and Taylor/McGowan/Frye.

Major highways

  • Indiana 46.svg Indiana State Road 46

Lakes

  • Beanblossom Lake
  • Cherry Lake
  • Lazy Lake

Political districts

  • Indiana's 9th congressional district
  • State House District 60
  • State Senate District 40

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