Washington Township, Van Wert County, Ohio

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Washington Township,
Van Wert County, Ohio
Township
Farmland in west-central Washington Township
Farmland in west-central Washington Township
Location of Washington Township (red) in Van Wert County, next to the city of Delphos (yellow)
Location of Washington Township (red) in Van Wert County, next to the city of Delphos (yellow)
Coordinates: 40°50′52″N 84°22′41″W / 40.84778°N 84.37806°W / 40.84778; -84.37806Coordinates: 40°50′52″N 84°22′41″W / 40.84778°N 84.37806°W / 40.84778; -84.37806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Van Wert
Area
 • Total 36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land 36.7 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,228
 • Density 142.5/sq mi (55.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81676[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087096[1]

Washington Township is one of the twelve townships of Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,228 people in the township, 1,592 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the city of Delphos is located in southeastern Washington Township, along the border with Allen County, and the village of Middle Point is located in the western part of the township.

Van Wert County's farthest eastern point is located in Washington Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington 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,[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.

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