Hicksville Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Hicksville Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Township
Township hall for Hicksville Township
Township hall for Hicksville Township
Location of Hicksville Township in Defiance County
Location of Hicksville Township in Defiance County
Coordinates: 41°17′42″N 84°45′10″W / 41.29500°N 84.75278°W / 41.29500; -84.75278Coordinates: 41°17′42″N 84°45′10″W / 41.29500°N 84.75278°W / 41.29500; -84.75278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Defiance
Area
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,003
 • Density 140.6/sq mi (54.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43526
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-35112[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086033[1]

Hicksville Township is one of the twelve townships of Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,003 people in the township, 3,649 of whom lived in the village of Hicksville, and 1,354 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwestern corner of the county along the Indiana line, it borders the following townships:

The village of Hicksville is located in western Hicksville Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Hicksville 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]

Three state highways travel through Hicksville Township, all of which meet in the village of Hicksville:[6] State Route 2, which travels from northeast to southwest

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

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