Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Townsend Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Townsend Township in Huron County.
Location of Townsend Township in Huron County.
Coordinates: 41°15′11″N 82°30′0″W / 41.25306°N 82.50000°W / 41.25306; -82.50000Coordinates: 41°15′11″N 82°30′0″W / 41.25306°N 82.50000°W / 41.25306; -82.50000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Huron
Area
 • Total 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Land 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,567
 • Density 61.0/sq mi (23.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-77158[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086360[1]

Townsend Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,567 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located on the northern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Townsend Township, although the unincorporated community of Collins lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Townsend Township was named for Kneeland Townsend, a large landowner.[4]

Statewide, the only other Townsend Township is located in Sandusky 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,[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]

External links[edit]