Washington Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Logan County, Ohio
Township
Honda Transmission Manufacturing is an important employer in Washington Township
Honda Transmission Manufacturing is an important employer in Washington Township
Location of Washington Township in Ohio
Location of Washington Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°27′45″N 83°53′35″W / 40.46250°N 83.89306°W / 40.46250; -83.89306Coordinates: 40°27′45″N 83°53′35″W / 40.46250°N 83.89306°W / 40.46250; -83.89306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 • Total 24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
 • Land 22.8 sq mi (59.0 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,945
 • Density 173.1/sq mi (66.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-81424[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086496[1]

Washington Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,945 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Russells Point is located in northern Washington Township, and the unincorporated community of Lewistown lies in the township's center.

The southern part of Indian Lake is located in northern Washington Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4]

On the shores of Dunns Pond (in northern Washington Township)[5] is a Native American mound, the Dunns Pond Mound, which was built at some point between 300 BC and AD 600. The mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Washington Township was formed in 1839 from Bloomfield Township.[citation needed]

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.

In the elections of November 2007, Rick Beck defeated Jeff Weidner in the election for the position of township trustee.,[7] while Lisa Miller was elected without opposition to the position of township fiscal officer.[8]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 33 is the most important highway in Washington Township. Other significant highways in Washington Township include State Routes 47, 235, 274, 366, 368, 708, and 720.

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. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Detailed map of Indian Lake, Logan County Engineer's Office. Accessed 2009-07-16.
  6. ^ Drennen, Bert C., III. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dunns Pond Mound. National Park Service, 1974-01-22.
  7. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  8. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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