Lake Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Lake Township, Logan County, Ohio
Township
Although much of Lake Township is occupied by the city of Bellefontaine, farms are found in the northern region of the township
Although much of Lake Township is occupied by the city of Bellefontaine, farms are found in the northern region of the township
Location of Lake Township in Ohio
Location of Lake Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 83°45′25″W / 40.36333°N 83.75694°W / 40.36333; -83.75694Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 83°45′25″W / 40.36333°N 83.75694°W / 40.36333; -83.75694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 • Total 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Land 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 12,492
 • Density 1,008.8/sq mi (389.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-41286[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086485[1]

Lake Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 12,492 people in the township, making it the largest in population in Logan County.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located at the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Most of the city of Bellefontaine, the county seat of Logan County, is located in Lake Township, occupying all but the northern, southeastern, and southwestern parts of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Lake Townships are located in Ashland, Stark, and Wood counties.

Lake Township was formed in 1811 from Zane Township.[citation needed]

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.

In the elections of November 2007, James Wish was elected without opposition in the election for the position of township trustee,[4] while Bill Boy defeated Chris Dinovo in the election for the position of township fiscal officer.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Highways in Lake Township include U.S. Routes 33 and 68, and State Routes 47 and 540.

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. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  5. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township Fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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