Benton Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
|Benton Township, Ottawa County, Ohio|
|• Total||44.4 sq mi (115.1 km2)|
|• Land||44.2 sq mi (114.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)|
|Elevation||594 ft (181 m)|
|• Density||59.3/sq mi (22.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086756|
Benton Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,621 people in the township, 2,232 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Jerusalem Township, Lucas County - north
- Carroll Township - east
- Salem Township - southeast
- Harris Township - south
- Clay Township - southwest
- Allen Township - northwest
Benton Township is also the location of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Crane Creek State Park.
Name and history
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, 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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Ottawa County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.