Monday, January 17, 2011

Indiana county and township maps

I could have sworn I blogged about the free Indiana county and township maps at STATS Indiana from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. But this handy resource may have gone direct to my home page without stopping here. The site has a downloadable map of each of Indiana's 92 counties, with township boundaries, and major highways and towns superimposed. So they allow you to be oriented to the fact (for instance) that Berne, Adams County, is split among three townships -- Hartford, French, and Monroe -- whereas the village of Monroe itself is just north in Washington and Kirkland townships. (Monroe County, meanwhile, is in a whole 'nother part of the state.)

The best feature for my money are the regional versions of these maps, which divide the state into sixths while retaining all township boundaries. This makes it easy to see when seemingly distant places may be adjacent. Of course I would prefer that all these maps include the congressional township lines (by survey) as well as the civil township lines, but you can't have everything.

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