Richland Township, Benton County, Indiana

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Richland Township
Location of Richland Township in Benton County
Location of Richland Township in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°41′18″N 87°22′37″W / 40.68833°N 87.37694°W / 40.68833; -87.37694Coordinates: 40°41′18″N 87°22′37″W / 40.68833°N 87.37694°W / 40.68833; -87.37694
CountryUnited States
OrganizedDecember 1868
 • TypeIndiana township
 • Total35.92 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Land35.89 sq mi (93.0 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation781 ft (238 m)
 • Total542
 • Density15.1/sq mi (5.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code18-63990[2]
GNIS feature ID453789

Richland Township is one of eleven townships in Benton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 542 and it contained 267 housing units.[3] Its name is a "reference to the rich land within its borders."[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.92 square miles (93.0 km2), of which 35.89 square miles (93.0 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[3]

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The township contains three cemeteries: Dehner, Earl Park and Saint John.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  4. ^ Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) [1928]. History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw, Inc. p. 21.

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