Lykens Township, Crawford County, Ohio
|Lykens Township, Ohio|
Location of Lykens Township in Crawford County
|• Total||30.2 sq mi (78.3 km2)|
|• Land||30.2 sq mi (78.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||971 ft (296 m)|
|• Density||22/sq mi (8.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085942|
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Bloom Township, Seneca County - north
- Chatfield Township - east
- Holmes Township - south
- Tod Township - southwest corner
- Texas Township - west
- Eden Township, Seneca County - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in Lykens Township, although the unincorporated community of Brokensword lies on the border with Holmes Township. It also contains the unincorporated community of Lykens.
Name and history
It is the only Lykens Township statewide.
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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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- History of Crawford County and Ohio. Baskin & Battey. 1881. pp. 697–698.
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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.