Union Township, Knox County, Ohio
|Union Township, Ohio|
Location of Union Township in Knox County.
|• Total||30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)|
|• Land||30.2 sq mi (78.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,070 ft (326 m)|
|• Density||81.2/sq mi (31.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086413|
Union Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,455 people in the township, 1,208 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Jefferson Township - north
- Richland Township, Holmes County - northeast
- Tiverton Township, Coshocton County - east
- Newcastle Township, Coshocton County - southeast corner
- Butler Township - south
- Harrison Township - southwest corner
- Howard Township - west
- Brown Township - northwest
Name and history
Union Township was organized in 1808.
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.
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