Ottawa Township, Putnam County, Ohio

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Ottawa Township, Ohio
Location of Ottawa Township in Putnam County
Location of Ottawa Township in Putnam County
Coordinates: 41°1′28″N 84°2′43″W / 41.02444°N 84.04528°W / 41.02444; -84.04528Coordinates: 41°1′28″N 84°2′43″W / 41.02444°N 84.04528°W / 41.02444; -84.04528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,961
 • Density 219.8/sq mi (84.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45875
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-58996[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086864[1]

Ottawa Township is one of the fifteen townships of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 7,961 people in the township, 2,675 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Two villages are located in central Ottawa Township: Ottawa, the largest village in and county seat of Putnam County; and Glandorf, which lies northwest of Ottawa.

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It is the only Ottawa Township statewide.[4]


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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