Franklin Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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Franklin Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Tuscarawas County.
Municipalities and townships of Tuscarawas County.
Coordinates: 40°35′39″N 81°31′59″W / 40.59417°N 81.53306°W / 40.59417; -81.53306Coordinates: 40°35′39″N 81°31′59″W / 40.59417°N 81.53306°W / 40.59417; -81.53306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Tuscarawas
Area
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (60.5 km2)
 • Land 23.1 sq mi (59.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,244
 • Density 183.6/sq mi (70.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-28462[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087055[1]

Franklin Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,244 people in the township, 1,934 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Strasburg is located in eastern Franklin Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-one Franklin Townships 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, 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. The current trustees are Max Bonifant, Randy Fearon, and Douglas Gene Hensel, and the fiscal officer is Tammy Spidell.[5]

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