Highland Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Highland Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Township
Location of Highland Township in Defiance County
Location of Highland Township in Defiance County
Coordinates: 41°12′40″N 84°17′24″W / 41.21111°N 84.29000°W / 41.21111; -84.29000Coordinates: 41°12′40″N 84°17′24″W / 41.21111°N 84.29000°W / 41.21111; -84.29000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Defiance
Area
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,658
 • Density 73.8/sq mi (28.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-35196[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086034[1]

Highland Township is one of the twelve townships of Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,658 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Highland Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Highland Township is located in Muskingum County.

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,[4] 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]

Two significant highways in Highland Township are State Route 15, which travels from north to south through the western half of the township; and State Route 18, which travels from east to west on the eastern part of the township's border with Richland Township to the north.[5]

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. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 35. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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