Clay Township, Cass County, Indiana

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Clay Township
The Thompson Barnett House, a historic site in the township
The Thompson Barnett House, a historic site in the township
Location of Clay Township in Cass County
Location of Clay Township in Cass County
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Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
 • Type Indiana township
 • Total 20.11 sq mi (52.1 km2)
 • Land 19.93 sq mi (51.6 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,817
 • Density 141.4/sq mi (54.6/km2)
FIPS code 18-13006[2]
GNIS feature ID 453206

Clay Township is one of fourteen townships in Cass County, Indiana, and one of the seventeen townships sharing the name in the state. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,817.[3]


Clay Township was organized in 1832.[4] It was named for Henry Clay, three-term Speaker of the House of Representatives and Secretary of State.[5]

Thompson Barnett House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[6]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 20.11 square miles (52.1 km2), of which 19.93 square miles (51.6 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.90%) is water.[3]

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The township contains two cemeteries: Bethel and Wilson.


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  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clay township, Cass County, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Powell, Jehu Z. (1913). History of Cass County Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 520.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Helm, Thomas B. (1878). History of Cass County, Indiana. Kingman Bros. p. 37.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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