Ridge Township, Van Wert County, Ohio

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Ridge Township, Van Wert County, Ohio
Township
Much of Ridge Township is flat farmland
Much of Ridge Township is flat farmland
Location of Ridge Township (red) in Van Wert County, next to the city of Van Wert (yellow)
Location of Ridge Township (red) in Van Wert County, next to the city of Van Wert (yellow)
Coordinates: 40°51′56″N 84°32′4″W / 40.86556°N 84.53444°W / 40.86556; -84.53444Coordinates: 40°51′56″N 84°32′4″W / 40.86556°N 84.53444°W / 40.86556; -84.53444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Van Wert
Area
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,114
 • Density 85.9/sq mi (33.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66978[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087093[1]

Ridge Township is one of the twelve townships of Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,114 people in the township, 1,311 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the city of Van Wert, the county seat and largest city of Van Wert County, is located in the western half of Ridge Township.

Ridge Township is one of only two county townships (the other being Pleasant Township) without a border on another county.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Ridge Township is located in Wyandot County.[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.

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