Lykens Township, Crawford County, Ohio

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Lykens Township, Ohio
Location of Lykens Township in Crawford County
Location of Lykens Township in Crawford County
Coordinates: 40°56′36″N 83°1′34″W / 40.94333°N 83.02611°W / 40.94333; -83.02611Coordinates: 40°56′36″N 83°1′34″W / 40.94333°N 83.02611°W / 40.94333; -83.02611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford
 • 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[1] 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 660
 • Density 22/sq mi (8.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-45500[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085942[1]

Lykens Township is one of the sixteen townships of Crawford County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 660.[3]


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

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[edit]

Lykens Township was founded in about 1832. It was named after Lykens, Pennsylvania.[4]

It is the only Lykens 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): Lykens township, Crawford County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ History of Crawford County and Ohio. Baskin & Battey. 1881. pp. 697–698. 
  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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