Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Wayne Township
Location in Hamilton County
Location in Hamilton County
Coordinates: 40°03′23″N 85°54′30″W / 40.05639°N 85.90833°W / 40.05639; -85.90833Coordinates: 40°03′23″N 85°54′30″W / 40.05639°N 85.90833°W / 40.05639; -85.90833
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHamilton
Government
 • TypeIndiana township
Area
 • Total35.13 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land35.09 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,886
 • Density224.8/sq mi (86.8/km2)
GNIS feature ID0454030

Wayne Township is one of nine townships in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States and serves as one of two townships within Noblesville, Indiana's jurisdiction. As of the 2010 census, its population was 7,886 and it contained 3,252 housing units,[1] an increase from 2415 in 2000, as Noblesville continues to expand eastward and Fishers reaches its northern limits. In 2007, Noblesville officially opened one of the largest mixed use developments in the state, called the Noblesville Corporate Campus. A portion of the development is located within the township. When completed, it will include a large industrial/commercial park, several housing developments, hotels, greenspace and a large outdoor shopping center called Hamilton Town Center, being built by the Simon Property Group, headquartered in nearby Indianapolis.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools serve Wayne Township.

Wayne Township is served by Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department. An active volunteer fire department running over 350 calls per year, the department provides Advanced Life Support medical service, fire protection, and rescue services to residents. The department operates out of Station 15 on Durbin Road, with Engine 315, Tanker 315, Ambulance 315, Squad 315, Grass 315, and Rescue 315. Consisting of 25 members the department has two firefighters on shift daily (Monday through Friday) and two volunteer firefighters on shift overnight and on weekends.

History[edit]

Wayne Township was organized in 1833.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.13 square miles (91.0 km2), of which 35.09 square miles (90.9 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1] The streams of Gwinn Ditch, Lock Ditch, Mud Creek, Sand Creek, Stony Creek, and William Lehr Ditch run through this township.

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Bethel, Ervin, Prairie Baptist, Stern and Stony Creek.

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Education[edit]

Secondary students in Wayne Township attend Hamilton Southeastern High School in nearby Fishers. Wayne Township residents may obtain a free library card from the Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  2. ^ Haines, John F. (1915). History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Co. p. 184.
  3. ^ "How do I get a library card?". Hamilton East Public Library. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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