Clay Township, Auglaize County, Ohio

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Clay Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Clay Township in Auglaize County
Location of Clay Township in Auglaize County
Coordinates: 40°31′45″N 84°3′6″W / 40.52917°N 84.05167°W / 40.52917; -84.05167Coordinates: 40°31′45″N 84°3′6″W / 40.52917°N 84.05167°W / 40.52917; -84.05167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Auglaize
Area
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.5 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 817
 • Density 27/sq mi (10.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15448[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085762[1]

Clay Township is one of the fourteen townships of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 817 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Clay Township, although several unincorporated communities are located in the township:

  • Geyer, in the southwest
  • Saint Johns, along the northern border with Union Township
  • Santa Fe, along the southwestern border with Stokes Township, Logan County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clay Township has an area of 30.3 square miles (78.5 km2).[3]

Name and history[edit]

It is one of nine Clay Townships statewide.[4]

The township was formed in 1836, while still a part of Allen County.[5]

The township was also involved in one of the last county border changes in Ohio. This change occurred in 1888 when part of Stokes Township in Logan County was exchanged to Clay Township for part of Goshen Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.

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,[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.

Public services[edit]

The Wapakoneta City School District encompasses a large part of the township, with small portions in the southeast served by the Jackson Center Local School District and the Indian Lake Local School District. The extreme northeastern section of the township is served by the Waynesfield-Goshen Local School District.

Most of the township is served by the Wapakoneta (45895) post office, except for a small section in the south served by the Jackson Center (45334) post office.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clay township, Auglaize County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Auglaize County, Ohio Atlas and History, Piqua: Magee Brother Publishing, 1917. Accessed 5 July 2007. Page 119.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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