Laughery Township, Ripley County, Indiana

Laughery Township
Coordinates: 39°15′07″N 85°15′14″W / 39.25194°N 85.25389°W / 39.25194; -85.25389Coordinates: 39°15′07″N 85°15′14″W / 39.25194°N 85.25389°W / 39.25194; -85.25389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
  Type Indiana township
  Total 25.97 sq mi (67.3 km2)
  Land 25.85 sq mi (67.0 km2)
  Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 906 ft (276 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 4,736
  Density 183.2/sq mi (70.7/km2)
FIPS code 18-42336[2]
GNIS feature ID 453542

Laughery Township is one of eleven townships in Ripley County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,736 and it contained 1,894 housing units.[3]

Laughery Township took its name from Laughery Creek.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.97 square miles (67.3 km2), of which 25.85 square miles (67.0 km2) (or 99.54%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.46%) is water.[3]


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. 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.
  4. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name is for Laughery Creek via Laughery Township...

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