Moulton Township, Auglaize County, Ohio

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Moulton Township, Auglaize County, Ohio
Township
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, a township landmark
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, a township landmark
Location of Moulton Township in Auglaize County
Location of Moulton Township in Auglaize County
Coordinates: 40°35′13″N 84°16′29″W / 40.58694°N 84.27472°W / 40.58694; -84.27472Coordinates: 40°35′13″N 84°16′29″W / 40.58694°N 84.27472°W / 40.58694; -84.27472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Auglaize
Area
 • Total 27.9 sq mi (72.3 km2)
 • Land 27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,694
 • Density 61/sq mi (23.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-52472[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085768[1]

Moulton Township is one of the fourteen townships of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,694 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

A small corner of Wapakoneta, the largest city and county seat of Auglaize County, is located in far eastern Moulton Township. As well, the unincorporated communities of Glynwood and Moulton lie in the township's southwest and south respectively.

Moulton Township contains twenty whole sections and six half sections and has a total area of 27.9 square miles (72.3 km2).[3] It is crossed in the northeast corner by the Auglaize River.[4]

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Moulton Township statewide.[5]

Organized in 1834, the township was originally a part of Allen County and included the southern part of Logan Township.[6]

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,[7] 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.

Public services[edit]

The township is split between the Wapakoneta City School District and the Saint Marys City School District.

The eastern section of the township is served by the Wapakoneta (45895) post office, the western section by the Saint Marys (45885) post office, and the northern section by the Buckland (45819) post office.

The major highway in Moulton Township is U.S. Route 33, which traverses the southern part of the township.[4]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Moulton township, Auglaize County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 45. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Auglaize County, Ohio Atlas and History, Piqua: Magee Brother Publishing, 1917. Accessed 5 July 2007. Page 109.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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