Dover Township, Union County, Ohio

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Dover Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Union County
Municipalities and townships of Union County
Coordinates: 40°15′42″N 83°17′3″W / 40.26167°N 83.28417°W / 40.26167; -83.28417Coordinates: 40°15′42″N 83°17′3″W / 40.26167°N 83.28417°W / 40.26167; -83.28417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Union
 • Total 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Land 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,331
 • Density 101.7/sq mi (39.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-22484[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087076[1]

Dover Township is one of the fourteen townships of Union County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,331 people in the township.[3]


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

A small part of the city of Marysville, the county seat of Union County, is located in southwestern Dover Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Dover Townships are located in Athens, Fulton, and Tuscarawas counties.

The township was organized in 1839.[4]


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.


  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. ^ Union County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ A.S. Mowry, C.E., Atlas of Union County, Ohio, Harris, Sutton & Hare, Philadelphia, 1877, Pg. 20.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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