Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio

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Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio
Township
Fields and woods in Pusheta Township
Fields and woods in Pusheta Township
Location of Pusheta Township in Auglaize County
Location of Pusheta Township in Auglaize County
Coordinates: 40°31′8″N 84°10′1″W / 40.51889°N 84.16694°W / 40.51889; -84.16694Coordinates: 40°31′8″N 84°10′1″W / 40.51889°N 84.16694°W / 40.51889; -84.16694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Auglaize
Area
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,301
 • Density 43/sq mi (16.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-65018[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085770[1]

Pusheta Township is one of the fourteen townships of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,301 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

A small portion of Wapakoneta, the largest city and county seat of Auglaize County, is located in northwestern Pusheta Township, and the unincorporated community of Fryburg lies in the township's center.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pusheta Township has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.6 km2), of which 30.3 square miles (78.4 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.30%, is water.[3]

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Pusheta Township statewide.[4]

Formed in 1836, Pusheta Township was originally part of Allen County. The name Pusheta is of unknown origin, but is believed to have originated among early German settlers.[5]

Public services[edit]

The township is split between the Wapakoneta City School District in the north and east, Botkins Local Schools in the south, and New Knoxville Local Schools in the west.

The northern section of the township is served by the Wapakoneta (45895) post office, the western section by the New Knoxville (45871) post office, and the extreme southern section by the Botkins (45306) post office.

Major highways include Interstate 75, which crosses the county from north to south, and U.S. Route 33, which sits on the township's northern border.[6]

Government[edit]

Pusheta Township Hall

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.

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): Pusheta township, Auglaize County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Auglaize County, Ohio Atlas and History, Piqua: Magee Brother Publishing, 1917. Accessed 5 July 2007, page 115
  6. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 45. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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