Farmer Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Farmer Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Location of Farmer Township in Defiance County
Location of Farmer Township in Defiance County
Coordinates: 41°23′9″N 84°38′38″W / 41.38583°N 84.64389°W / 41.38583; -84.64389Coordinates: 41°23′9″N 84°38′38″W / 41.38583°N 84.64389°W / 41.38583; -84.64389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Defiance
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 932
 • Density 25.5/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43520
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-26614[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086032[1]

Farmer Township is one of the twelve townships of Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 932 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Farmer Township, although the unincorporated community of Farmer is located in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Farmer Township statewide.[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.


Two significant highways in Farmer Township are State Route 2, which travels from northeast to southwest through the western half of the township; and State Route 249, which travels east-west through the center of the township and is concurrent with State Route 2 for a short distance.[6]


  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, p. 34. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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