Reed Township, Seneca County, Ohio
|Reed Township, Seneca County, Ohio|
Location of Reed Township in Seneca County
|• Total||38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)|
|• Land||38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||899 ft (274 m)|
|• Density||24.7/sq mi (9.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086952|
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Thompson Township - north
- Sherman Township, Huron County - northeast
- Norwich Township, Huron County - southeast
- Venice Township - south
- Bloom Township - southwest corner
- Scipio Township - west
- Adams Township - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in Reed Township, but it does contain the unincorporated community of West Lodi.
Name and history
Reed Township named for the Read family of pioneer settlers, although the spelling is different. The township was organized in 1826.
It is the only Reed Township statewide.
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.
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- Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company. p. 578.
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