Lincoln Township Trustee/Assessor

Lincoln Township

John G. McDaniel, Trustee
10088 E. Hwy 4
Walkerton, IN 46574
Phone: 219-656-4621
Fax: 219-656-4622

Office hours are by appointment only.


Lincoln Township is located on the eastern border of LaPorte County between Wills Township to the north and Johnson Township to the south. Lincoln was the first township in Indiana to be named for Abraham Lincoln.This rural area is home to many who like the quieter lifestyle but have easy access to the nearby city of LaPorte via State Road 4. Mill Creek is the only official town located within the township's boundaries although there is a distinct community of it's own surrounding one of the township's most popular attractions, Fish Lake.

This area is great for fishing, nature watching, hunting, or just getting away. The township features the Little Kankakee and the Kankakee Rivers, Upper and Lower Fish Lake as well as smaller tributaries and ponds. Because of the Kankakee Rivers, many marshlands exist which is the preferred habitat for many species of birds and animals. The Little Kankakee is a designated release area for stocking by the Indiana Fish and Wildlife Department.

The Trustee and Assessor of Lincoln Township is John G. McDanial. John has been reelected three times and has served proudly for over 12 years. Under John's direction, the township recently was awarded $100,000.00 grant from the Build Indiana Fund for a new community building as well as $39,285.00 for a new tanker truck.