Holmes Township, Crawford County, Ohio

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Holmes Township, Ohio
Location of Holmes Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Bucyrus (yellow)
Location of Holmes Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Bucyrus (yellow)
Coordinates: 40°51′22″N 83°0′20″W / 40.85611°N 83.00556°W / 40.85611; -83.00556Coordinates: 40°51′22″N 83°0′20″W / 40.85611°N 83.00556°W / 40.85611; -83.00556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land 35.1 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,339
 • Density 38/sq mi (14.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-35980[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085938[1]

Holmes Township is one of the sixteen townships of Crawford County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,339.[3]


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

A small part of the city of Bucyrus, the county seat of Crawford County, is located in southeastern Holmes Township, and the unincorporated community of Brokensword lies on the border with Lykens Township.

Name and history[edit]

Holmes Township was named for Deputy Surveyor General Samuel Holmes.[4]

It is the only Holmes Township statewide.[5]


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,[6] 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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Holmes township, Crawford County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ History of Crawford County and Ohio. Baskin & Battey. 1881. p. 583. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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