Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio
|Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio|
|• Total||21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)|
|• Land||21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,027 ft (313 m)|
|• Density||278.1/sq mi (107.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086111|
Plain Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,926 people in the township, 2,215 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it consists of a large section in the north and east and several small "islands" in the southwest. While the islands are surrounded by the city of Columbus, the large section borders the following townships and cities:
- Harlem Township, Delaware County - north
- Monroe Township, Licking County - northeast corner
- Jersey Township, Licking County - east
- Pataskala - southeast corner
- Jefferson Township - south
- Columbus - southwest
- Blendon Township - west
- Genoa Township, Delaware County - northwest corner
Two municipalities are located in Plain Township:
- Part of the city of Columbus, in the southwest
- The village of New Albany, in the center
The northern part of Plain Township is situated in the headwaters of the Rocky Fork Creek, a tributary of the Big Walnut Creek. From north to south, the Fancher Run, Schleppi Run, Bevelheimer Run, and Sugar Run of the Rocky Fork Creek wind through the township. Blacklick Creek runs from the northeast part of the township, south through New Albany, and on to the southeast section of the township.
Name and history
In 1970 Plain Township stetched five miles (8 km) by five miles, with the only exception to its being a full 25 square miles (65 km2) being the fairly small town of New Albany. The southeast part of the township has since mainly become part of New Albany while the southwest has been annexed by Columbus.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Franklin County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.