Benton Township, Paulding County, Ohio

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Benton Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Benton Township in Paulding County
Location of Benton Township in Paulding County
Coordinates: 41°2′39″N 84°44′3″W / 41.04417°N 84.73417°W / 41.04417; -84.73417Coordinates: 41°2′39″N 84°44′3″W / 41.04417°N 84.73417°W / 41.04417; -84.73417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Paulding
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,035
 • Density 28.3/sq mi (10.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05634[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086767[1]

Benton Township is one of the twelve townships of Paulding County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,035 people in the township, 694 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwestern corner of the county along the Indiana line, it borders the following townships:

Part of the village of Payne is located in northern Benton Township along the border with Harrison Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Benton Townships are located in Hocking, Monroe, Ottawa, and Pike counties.[4]

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 fiscal officer,[5] 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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