Place:Richland, Jay, Indiana, United States


Coordinates40.343333°N 85.176667°W
Located inJay, Indiana, United States     (1838 - )
Contained Places
Hillcrest Cemetery
Mount Tabor Cemetery ( 1837 - )
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Winters Cemetery
Former village
Mount Vernon ( 1854 - 1867 )
Inhabited place
Redkey ( 1867 - )

Richland Township is one of twelve townships in Jay County, Indiana, United States.

"Richland Township was organized in May, 1838. It was named by Benjamin Manor. The first election was held at William Richardson's who lived where Laban Hickman now does, on the second Saturday in June, the same year, John Booth, Inspector. James Ewings was the first Justice. Matthew A. Smith held this office for fourteen years. Half Way Post Office was established September 19, 1853, and Samuel J. Current appointed Postmaster. Half Way Creek was so named from being half way between Portland and Muncie, and from this stream, the Post Office received its name."3

Research Tips


  1. wikipedia:Richland Township, Jay County, Indiana
  2. 1887 Historic Map - includes land holders
  3. Jay, Milton T. History of Jay County, Indiana... Vol 1, p 107.