Place:Anderson (township), Madison, Indiana, United States


NameAnderson (township)
Coordinates40.091667°N 85.6925°W
Located inMadison, Indiana, United States     (1818 - )
Contained Places
Maplewood Cemetery ( 1863 - )

Anderson Township is one of fourteen townships in Madison County, Indiana, USA.


Brief History

Per Anderson county website: Anderson Township was one of the first five townships created in the county. It and the county seat of Anderson derive their names from Captain William Anderson, the English name for Chief Kikthawenund. Kikthawenund was one of the most important leaders of the Delaware tribe ... [which had settled] in the late 18th century along the banks of White River, which they called the Wapihanne. (For a map and more information, see Madison County history)

The pioneers first homesteaded the land along the waterways out of necessity. Settlers needed accessible water for survival, milling produce and timber, and sometimes for travel. Homesteads were planned so that this everyday, basic necessity was easily obtainable. Therefore, the townships which contained the White River and its larger tributaries were inhabited first. Fall Creek, Union, Green, Jackson, Stony Creek, and Anderson townships -the southern half of the county - acquired the most early settlers and, therefore, have the most pioneer cemeteries.

Cities, towns, villages

  • Anderson (vast majority)
  • Country Club Heights
  • Edgewood
  • River Forest
  • Woodlawn Heights

Cemeteries Include

Booco, Maplewood (aka West/East Maplewood), Moss, Pleasant Walk, Saint Marys, and Vandeventer.

Additional Information

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Anderson Township, Madison County, Indiana.