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LAPORTE COUNTY BOUNDARIES
PACKARD 1876 HISTORY OF LA PORTE COUNTY, INDIANA - Chapter 1
INDEX - A TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF LA PORTE COUNTY, INDIANA, ILLUSTRATED 1904
1892 HISTORICAL DIRECTORY FOR LAPORTE CO., IND.

Townships and their Histories

Township Township
History
Year
Formed
Township Formed From Places within township
(Old and New)
Notable Natural Land & Water Ways
Old & New
Cass Township Completed 1848 Van Buren (Callao/Calloa/Callas), Morgan, Rozelle, Joprice (was 1 mile S. of Wanatah) South Wanatah, Wanatah  
Center Township Completed 1833 Scipio Ballywood, Belfast , Camp Colfax, Camp Harding, Eastport, Hail
Columbia,, Independence, La Porte (County Seat), Oakwood Station, Quakertown, Waverly
Browdy Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Pine Lake, Fishtrap Lake, Orr Lake
Clinton Township Completed 1836 New Durham Alida Station, Bigelow's Mill , Clinton, Haskells, Haskill Station  
Cool Spring Township Completed 1836 Michigan Twp Beatty Ville, Beattys Corner, Eddyville, Gleason Station (section 19), Waterford, Swede Lake, Ohms Lake, Ryden Lakes, Dingler Lake, Spychalskis Pond, Walton Lake, Pinhook Bog.
Wolf Run, East Branch Trail Creek, Waterford Creek, West Branch Trail Creek.
Camp To-Pe-Ne-Bee
Dewey Township Completed 1848 Cass Twp. which in turn was formed from Van Buren Twp La Crosse, Prospect Park, Riverside, Runnymeade (Runnymeade Station), Schimmville, Wilders, Wilder's Station  
Galena Township Completed 1836 Kankakee Birchim, Hatch's Mill, Hesston, Hesston Corners, Hillside, Liberty Bell Beach, Mayes Corners, Mt. Pleasant, Smith Station, Posey Chapel, Waterways - Tee Lake, Pottawattamie Lake, Hog Lake, Saugany Lake, Porter Lake, Morton Lake, Spring Creek and Galena River (Silver Lake is in Galena & Wills Twp)
Hanna Township Completed 1861 Noble, Van Buren, Bee Grove, Bone Island, Chambers Landing, Hanna, Hoyville Station, Thomaston (Thomaston Station), Willvale Station  
Hudson Township Completed 1836 Wills/Kankakee Hicks, Hudson, Hudson Heights, Hudson Lake, Hudson Meadows, Lake Park, Lake Port, M-Dah_Min (Indian name), Maple Grove , Rome, Spry's Island Lakes: Davidson Lake, Hudson Lake
Johnson Township Completed 1866 Pleasant/Kankakee - Kingsbury State Fish and Wildlife Area
Kankakee Township Completed 1832 Original twp Bootjack, Byron , (Rolling Prairie, Nauvoo, Portland, Kanakee) and The Station  
Lincoln Township Completed 1866 Pleasant/Kankakee Dillon, Mill Creek, Lakes: Upper Fish Lake, Lower Fish Lake. Rivers and creeks: Mill Creek, Fish Creek, Little Kankakee River
Michigan Township Completed 1833 New Durham Bailly, Cushman Acres?, Davis, Duneland Beach, Lakeland, Long Beach, Michigan City, Michiana, Niles, Pottawattamie Park., Trail Creek and Sha-ha-walla Beach (within Long Beach) Lake Michigan, Trail Creek, Kintzele Ditch, Hoosier Slide, Mt Baldy
New Durham Township Completed 1832 Original twp Beaver Dam, Cathcarts's Grove, Condon and Condonville, Durham, Floods Grove/Squatham, Holmesville, Otis, Pinhook, Woodside, Westville, New Durham (Early names for Otis: LaCroix , Salem Crossing, Packard)
Old Indian names = Ish-Kwan-Dem & Petro's Grove
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Noble Township Completed 1836 Scipio Bellmont/Belmont, Indian Point ,Union Mills (Byron Mills), Wellsboro Reservoirs: Union Mills Lake. Creeks: Mill Creek , O'Hare Lake
Pleasant Township Completed 1834 Kankakee Stillwell Prairie (gone but not forgotten), Monroe Manor, Salem Heights and Stillwell  
Prairie Township Completed 1903 Van Buren, Noble and Hanna. Hoyville Station (in section 29) and Willvale Station (near the Kankakee). Kankakee
Scipio Township Completed 1832 Original twp Door Village, Forresters Station, Magee, Pinola & Pinola Station, Round Grove, South LaPorte, Summit Old LaPorte County Poor House,
Laporte Fair Grounds
Springfield Township Completed 1835 Centre Andry Station, Corymbo Station, Merrick, Springville, Oakwood Center, Stitesville Crosby Marsh, Bosserman Creek
Union Township Completed 1840 Pleasant Dormain, Kingsford Heights, Quinn, South Center, Tracy and Union Center  
Van Buren - 1832 Starke Co, IN Divided into other townships of Cass, Dewey & Hanna. Name of this township eliminated -
Washington Township Completed April 1904 Union and was originally parts of Pleasant, Scipio, Lincoln and Union. Kingsbury old Kingsbury Ordinance Plant WW II era, Kingsbury Industrial Park.
Kingsbury Creek, Ridge Run. Kingsbury State Fish And Game Area
Wills Township Completed 1834 Kankakee Bootjack, Sauktown, Puddletown or, Puddleton and Independence Oak Grove, Quoit (Grand Quoit) - Indian Clear Lake, Silver Lake, Hunt Lake, Finger Lake.

If you have some interesting histories about the county and its townships, please contact me, Deanna West at
laportecountyin@yahoo.com