Helt Township, Vermillion County, Indiana

Helt Township

Location in Vermillion County
Coordinates: 39°45′32″N 87°27′21″W / 39.75889°N 87.45583°W / 39.75889; -87.45583Coordinates: 39°45′32″N 87°27′21″W / 39.75889°N 87.45583°W / 39.75889; -87.45583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
  Type Indiana township
  Total 72.18 sq mi (186.9 km2)
  Land 71.64 sq mi (185.5 km2)
  Water 0.54 sq mi (1.4 km2)  0.75%
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 2,610
  Density 36.4/sq mi (14.1/km2)
ZIP codes 47842, 47847, 47854
GNIS feature ID 453404

Helt Township is one of five townships in Vermillion County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,610 and it contained 1,181 housing units.[1]


Helt Township was named for Daniel Helt, a pioneer who settled in Vermillion County in 1818.[2]

The Possum Bottom Covered Bridge and Salem Methodist Episcopal Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 72.18 square miles (186.9 km2), of which 71.64 square miles (185.5 km2) (or 99.25%) is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2) (or 0.75%) is water.[1]


Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns


The township contains nine cemeteries: Andrews, Bales, Bogart, Dinsmore, Helts Prairie, Higbie, Highland, Hollingsworth and Pisgah.

Airports and landing strips


School districts

Political districts


  1. 1 2 "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  2. History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 405.
  3. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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