Wayne Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Wayne Township in Knox County.
Location of Wayne Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°27′1″N 82°35′10″W / 40.45028°N 82.58611°W / 40.45028; -82.58611Coordinates: 40°27′1″N 82°35′10″W / 40.45028°N 82.58611°W / 40.45028; -82.58611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Land 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 898
 • Density 35.6/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82194[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086414[1]

Wayne Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 898 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Most of the village of Fredericktown occupies the northeastern corner of Wayne Township.

Name and history[edit]

Wayne Township was established in 1808. It is named for Anthony Wayne.[4]

It is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[5]

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. ^ Knox County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. pp. 556–557. 
  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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