Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio

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Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio
Township
The brass disc officially marking Ohio's northwestern corner
The brass disc officially marking Ohio's northwestern corner
Location of Northwest Township in Williams County
Location of Northwest Township in Williams County
Coordinates: 41°39′52″N 84°44′16″W / 41.66444°N 84.73778°W / 41.66444; -84.73778Coordinates: 41°39′52″N 84°44′16″W / 41.66444°N 84.73778°W / 41.66444; -84.73778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Williams
Area
 • Total 33.0 sq mi (85.4 km2)
 • Land 32.6 sq mi (84.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,384
 • Density 42.4/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-57162[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087173[1]

Northwest Township is one of the twelve townships of Williams County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,384 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county at the intersection of the Indiana and Michigan borders, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Northwest Township.

Because Williams County is located in the northwestern corner of Ohio, and because Northwest Township is located in the northwestern corner of Williams County, it is located in the northwestern corner of the entire state. As a result, it is the only township is the state to border both Indiana and Michigan.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Northwest Township statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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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