Adams Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Adams Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Clinton County.
Municipalities and townships of Clinton County.
Coordinates: 39°26′23″N 83°55′38″W / 39.43972°N 83.92722°W / 39.43972; -83.92722Coordinates: 39°26′23″N 83°55′38″W / 39.43972°N 83.92722°W / 39.43972; -83.92722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
 • Total 21.7 sq mi (56.2 km2)
 • Land 21.7 sq mi (56.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,901
 • Density 87.6/sq mi (33.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-00226[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085876[1]

Adams Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,901 people in the township,[3] up from 1,592 in 1990 and 1,350 in 1980.


Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The smallest township by area in the county with 14,200 acres (57 km²), it is located in the northwest part of the county.

No municipalities are located in Adams Township, but it does contain these unincorporated communities: Ogden and Sligo.

Name and history[edit]

Named for President John Quincy Adams,[4] it is one of ten Adams Townships statewide.[5]

It was created by the Clinton County Commissioners in 1849 from parts of Chester, Vernon, and Union townships.


Major highways include Interstate 71, the 3C Highway, and State Route 380.


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 fiscal officer,[6] 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 fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.


  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. ^ Clinton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 244. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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