Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Township
Clinton Field, an airport in northwestern Union Township
Clinton Field, an airport in northwestern Union Township
Municipalities and townships of Clinton County.
Municipalities and townships of Clinton County.
Coordinates: 39°27′0″N 83°49′38″W / 39.45000°N 83.82722°W / 39.45000; -83.82722Coordinates: 39°27′0″N 83°49′38″W / 39.45000°N 83.82722°W / 39.45000; -83.82722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
Area
 • Total 60.5 sq mi (156.7 km2)
 • Land 60.4 sq mi (156.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 14,929
 • Density 247.2/sq mi (95.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-78302[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085884[1]

Union Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 14,929 people in the township,[3] up from 13,379 in 1990; of this total, 3,008 lived in unincorporated portions of the township, up from 2,260 in 1990. It is the most populous township in the county.

Geography[edit]

Located at the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District.

The city of Wilmington, the county seat of Clinton County, is located in central Union Township.

Name and history[edit]

Union Township was established in 1813. It was so named because it was formed from a "union" of land given by Chester, Richland, and Vernon townships.[4]

It is one of twenty-seven Union Townships statewide.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Major roads include the 3C Highway (State Route 3 and U.S. Route 22), U.S. Route 68, and State Routes 73 and 134.

Clinton County Air Force Base, a former Air Force Reserve base for a KC-97 refueling unit, an active duty F-101 fighter-interceptor and an active duty U.S. Army Nike missile battalion, was turned into the Wilmington Airport, a hub for Airborne Express, now DHL. It is now known as Airborne Airpark and is located just east of Wilmington in the township.

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,[6] 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]

  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. ^ Clinton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 257. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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