Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°11′44″N 84°34′4″W / 40.19556°N 84.56778°W / 40.19556; -84.56778Coordinates: 40°11′44″N 84°34′4″W / 40.19556°N 84.56778°W / 40.19556; -84.56778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
 • Total 21.2 sq mi (54.9 km2)
 • Land 21.2 sq mi (54.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 862
 • Density 40.7/sq mi (15.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66656[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086022[1]

Richland Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 862 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Richland Township, although several unincorporated communities lie there:

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twelve Richland Townships statewide.[5]

Richland Township was established in 1820.[6]


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. The current trustees are Daniel Hart, Michael Oliver, and Bob Wagner, and the clerk is Sandra Marker.[8]


  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. ^ Darke County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ 1875 Book of Plats of Darke County, Ohio.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 409. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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