Wabash Township, Parke County, Indiana

Wabash Township

Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°43′56″N 87°20′00″W / 39.73222°N 87.33333°W / 39.73222; -87.33333Coordinates: 39°43′56″N 87°20′00″W / 39.73222°N 87.33333°W / 39.73222; -87.33333
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke
  Type Indiana township
  Total 27.79 sq mi (72.0 km2)
  Land 27.49 sq mi (71.2 km2)
  Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  1.08%
Elevation 512 ft (156 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 818
  Density 29.8/sq mi (11.5/km2)
ZIP codes 47860, 47862, 47872
GNIS feature ID 0453966

Wabash Township is one of thirteen townships in Parke County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 818 and it contained 353 housing units.[1]


When General William Henry Harrison took an army from Vincennes to the Battle of Tippecanoe in late 1811, Zachariah Cicott served as a scout. Cicott was familiar with the area because of his time trading up and down the Wabash River starting circa 1801. The trail taken by Harrison's army passed through the area that later became Parke County on its way to and from the battle site in Tippecanoe County. The settlement of Armiesburg was so named because Harrison and his army crossed the Raccoon Creek and camped near there on their way to the battle.[2]

The Phillips Covered Bridge and Sim Smith Covered Bridge were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 27.79 square miles (72.0 km2), of which 27.49 square miles (71.2 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (or 1.08%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)


The township contains these four cemeteries: Arabia, Armiesburg, Hixon and Watts.

Major highways

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. Bowen 1913, pp. 52–53, 221.
  3. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.


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