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New Durham Township
Township
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Coordinates: 41°33′59″N 86°52′21″W / 41.56639°N 86.87250°W / 41.56639; -86.87250Coordinates: 41°33′59″N 86°52′21″W / 41.56639°N 86.87250°W / 41.56639; -86.87250
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 36.06 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Land 35.96 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 8,664
 • Density 240.9/sq mi (93.0/km2)
FIPS code 18-52830
GNIS feature ID 453663

New Durham Township is one of twenty-one townships in LaPorte County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,664 and it contained 2,396 housing units.

History

An early settler being a native of Durham, New York, caused the name to be selected.

The Pinhook Methodist Church and Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.06 square miles (93.4 km2), of which 35.96 square miles (93.1 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.

Education

New Durham Township is served by the Westville-New Durham Township Public Library. Township residents may also request a free library card from any La Porte County Public Library branch.

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