Troy Township, Richland County, Ohio

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Troy Township, Richland County, Ohio
Township
Location of Troy Township in Richland County.
Location of Troy Township in Richland County.
Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 82°36′1″W / 40.68278°N 82.60028°W / 40.68278; -82.60028Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 82°36′1″W / 40.68278°N 82.60028°W / 40.68278; -82.60028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Richland
Area
 • Total 23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)
 • Land 22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,449
 • Density 288.9/sq mi (111.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-77616[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086887[1]

Troy Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2000 census found 6,449 people in the township, 2,403 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Lexington is located in eastern Troy Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of seven Troy 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, 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.

Law enforcement in Troy Township is carried out by the Richland County Sheriff's Office, while fire protection and emergency medical services are the responsibility of the Troy Township Fire Department.

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