Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Ohio
Location of Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio
Location of Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°46′8″N 83°56′36″W / 40.76889°N 83.94333°W / 40.76889; -83.94333Coordinates: 40°46′8″N 83°56′36″W / 40.76889°N 83.94333°W / 40.76889; -83.94333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,056
 • Density 85/sq mi (33.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37646[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085693[1]

Jackson Township is one of the twelve townships of Allen County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,056 people in the township,[3] 2,611 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

The village of Lafayette is located in central Jackson Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of thirty-seven Jackson Townships 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.


  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): Jackson township, Allen County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  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.

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