Adams Township, Champaign County, Ohio

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Adams Township, Champaign County, Ohio
Township
Rosewood, a community in southern Adams Township
Rosewood, a community in southern Adams Township
Municipalities and townships of Champaign County
Municipalities and townships of Champaign County
Location of Champaign County in Ohio
Location of Champaign County in Ohio
Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 83°57′48″W / 40.23222°N 83.96333°W / 40.23222; -83.96333Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 83°57′48″W / 40.23222°N 83.96333°W / 40.23222; -83.96333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Champaign
Area
 • Total 31.1 sq mi (80.5 km2)
 • Land 31.1 sq mi (80.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,100
 • Density 35.4/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-00212[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085838[1]

Adams Township is one of the twelve townships of Champaign County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,100 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Adams Township, although the unincorporated community of Rosewood lies in the township's south.

Name and history[edit]

Adams Township was organized in 1828.[4] It was named for John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States.[5] It is one of ten Adams Townships statewide.[6]

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township clerk, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Champaign County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ Middleton, Evan P. (1917). History of Champaign County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 319. 
  5. ^ The History of Champaign County, Ohio. W.H. Beers & Company. 1881. p. 457. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 

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