Wayne Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Wayne County.
Municipalities and townships of Wayne County.
Coordinates: 40°51′8″N 81°56′17″W / 40.85222°N 81.93806°W / 40.85222; -81.93806Coordinates: 40°51′8″N 81°56′17″W / 40.85222°N 81.93806°W / 40.85222; -81.93806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
 • Total 28.0 sq mi (72.6 km2)
 • Land 28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,034
 • Density 144.0/sq mi (55.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82320[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087162[1]

Wayne Township is one of the sixteen townships of Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,034 people in the township.[3]


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

The city of Wooster, the county seat of Wayne County, occupies much of southern Wayne Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[4]


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.


  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. ^ Wayne County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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