Defiance Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Defiance Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Township
The Brooke Site, an archaeological site in the township
The Brooke Site, an archaeological site in the township
Location of Defiance Township (red) in Defiance County, adjacent to the city of Defiance (yellow)
Location of Defiance Township (red) in Defiance County, adjacent to the city of Defiance (yellow)
Coordinates: 41°16′23″N 84°22′21″W / 41.27306°N 84.37250°W / 41.27306; -84.37250Coordinates: 41°16′23″N 84°22′21″W / 41.27306°N 84.37250°W / 41.27306; -84.37250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Defiance
Area
 • Total 30.9 sq mi (80.1 km2)
 • Land 29.7 sq mi (76.9 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 666 ft (203 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 13,461
 • Density 453.4/sq mi (175.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43512
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-21322[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086030[1]

Defiance Township is one of the twelve townships of Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 13,461 people in the township, 11,601 of whom lived in the city of Defiance, and 1,860 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

A large part of the county seat of Defiance is located in northern Defiance Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Defiance Township statewide.[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.

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 24 travels from east to west through the northwestern corner of Defiance Township. Other significant roads in the township include:[6]

  • State Route 15, which travels from north to south near the eastern edge of the township
  • State Route 66, which travels from north to south through the eastern half of the township
  • State Route 111, which travels from northeast to southwest along the Auglaize River through the center of the township
  • State Route 424, which travels along the southern southern side of the Maumee River through the center of the township after breaking off from U.S. Route 24 in the township's west

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. ^ census, Defiance County. Accessed 2007-04-21
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  6. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, pp. 34, 35. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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