McArthur Township, Logan County, Ohio

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McArthur Township, Logan County, Ohio
Township
A quarry in northern McArthur Township
A quarry in northern McArthur Township
Location of McArthur Township in Ohio
Location of McArthur Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°26′2″N 83°47′18″W / 40.43389°N 83.78833°W / 40.43389; -83.78833Coordinates: 40°26′2″N 83°47′18″W / 40.43389°N 83.78833°W / 40.43389; -83.78833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 • Total 27.5 sq mi (71.2 km2)
 • Land 27.4 sq mi (71.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,949
 • Density 71.1/sq mi (27.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-45682[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086487[1]

McArthur Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,949 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Huntsville is located in central McArthur Township, and the unincorporated community of Northwood is located in the township's northeast, along the border with Richland Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only McArthur Township statewide.[4]

McArthur Township was formed in 1823. It was named for Ohio politician Duncan McArthur.[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, 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 2011, D. Bruce Tracey without opposition retained the position of township trustee while Constance Hall was elected without opposition to the position of township fiscal officer.

Transportation[edit]

Important highways in McArthur Township include U.S. Routes 33 and 68, and State Routes 117, 274, and 638, along with a small part of State Route 366.

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. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 284. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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