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Decatur Township is the smallest in geographic size and in population of the nine townships in Marion Countymarker, Indianamarker, United Statesmarker. Located on the southwest corner of the county, the township is home to the new Indianapolis International Airportmarker main terminal. The city of Indianapolismarker and Marion County are a merged unit.

Population

Decatur Township was home to 27,881 residents in 2008 and has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Long one of the most rural sections of the county, Decatur Township has seen many new residential and commercial developments. One of the largest industrial parks in Indiana, AmeriPlex is in Decatur Township.

History

The township was settled in the 1820s by mostly Quakers from South Carolinamarker. They settled along the banks of the White River. West Newtonmarker is a small quaker-settled town inside the township. Many of today's residents can trace their lineages back to these early settlers.

Key information

The township is the home of the Decatur Township Civic Council and the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township. The Indianapolis Challenger Center calls Decatur Township home.

Camby (also sometimes called "West Union Station") is a neighborhood in western Decatur Township, centered along Camby Road near State Road 67. Its elevation is 764 feet (233 m), and it is located at (39.6625457, -86.3166582). Camby has a post office with the ZIP code of 46113.

Township officials

Elected

  • U.S. Congress, District 4: Steve Buyer (R)
  • U.S. Congress, District 7: AndrĂ© Carson (D)
  • City-County Council, District 22: Bob Cockrum (R)
  • Trustee: Stephen Rinky (R)
  • Assessor: Jason Holliday (R)
  • Small Claims Court Judge: William Fisher (R)
  • Constable: Darrell McGaha (R)
  • Township Advisory Board: District 1, Bob Frye (R); District 2, Stephanie McGaha (R); District 3, Sandra Filipovich (R); District 4, Joe Griffith (R); District 5, Larry Kugelman (R); District 6, Martha Fisher-Vaughn (R); District 7, David Knight (R)
  • School Board: Judy Collins, Dale Henson, Don Huffman, Larry Taylor, Cathy Wiseman


Appointed

  • Fire Chief: Dale Henson
  • Civilian Fire Merit Commission: President Bert Rosen (R) (appointed by firefighters), Vice President Scott Fitzgerald (R) (appointed by Township Advisory Board), Secretary Jon Easter (D) (appointed by firefighters), Member Willie Mae Cooley (D) (appointed by Township Trustee), Member Gene Hendricks (appointed by Township Trustee)


References

  1. DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 44. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  2. Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  3. Zip Code Lookup


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