Madison Township, Sandusky County, Ohio

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Madison Township, Sandusky County, Ohio
Township
Location of Madison Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.
Location of Madison Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°23′3″N 83°20′15″W / 41.38417°N 83.33750°W / 41.38417; -83.33750Coordinates: 41°23′3″N 83°20′15″W / 41.38417°N 83.33750°W / 41.38417; -83.33750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Sandusky
Area
 • Total 27.3 sq mi (70.6 km2)
 • Land 27.2 sq mi (70.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,721
 • Density 136.7/sq mi (52.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-46592[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086913[1]

Madison Township is one of the twelve townships of Sandusky County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 3,721 people lived in the township, 1,215 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Most of the village of Gibsonburg is located in eastern Madison Township, with the unincorporated community of Rollersville straddling the southern border with Scott Township.

Name and history[edit]

Madison Township was named for President James Madison.[4]

It is one of twenty Madison Townships statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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. ^ Sandusky County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ Meek, Basil (1909). Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Whipporwill Publications. p. 323. 
  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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