Swan Township, Vinton County, Ohio

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Swan Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Coordinates: 39°21′19″N 82°27′27″W / 39.35528°N 82.45750°W / 39.35528; -82.45750Coordinates: 39°21′19″N 82°27′27″W / 39.35528°N 82.45750°W / 39.35528; -82.45750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Vinton
Area
 • Total 37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Land 37.6 sq mi (97.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 796
 • Density 21.2/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-75854[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087108[1]

Swan Township is one of the twelve townships of Vinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 796 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Swan Township, although the unincorporated community of Creola lies in the southern part of the township. It also contains the unincorporated communities of Hue and Orland.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Swan Township statewide, although there is a Swan Creek Township in Fulton County, and a Swanton Township in Lucas County.

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,[4] 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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