Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio.
Location of Richland Township, Allen County, Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°52′34″N 83°55′46″W / 40.87611°N 83.92944°W / 40.87611; -83.92944Coordinates: 40°52′34″N 83°55′46″W / 40.87611°N 83.92944°W / 40.87611; -83.92944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
Area
 • Total 41.9 sq mi (108.6 km2)
 • Land 41.7 sq mi (107.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,289
 • Density 151/sq mi (58.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66614[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085698[1]
Countryside in Richland Township

Richland Township is one of the twelve townships of Allen County, Ohio, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 6,289.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two villages are located in Richland Township: Beaverdam in the southwest, and part of Bluffton in the northeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twelve Richland Townships 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.

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Richland township, Allen County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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