Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio

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Willshire Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Willshire Township in Van Wert County
Location of Willshire Township in Van Wert County
Coordinates: 40°46′31″N 84°45′23″W / 40.77528°N 84.75639°W / 40.77528; -84.75639Coordinates: 40°46′31″N 84°45′23″W / 40.77528°N 84.75639°W / 40.77528; -84.75639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Van Wert
Area
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,719
 • Density 48.1/sq mi (18.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45898
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-85750[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087097[1]

Willshire Township is one of the twelve townships of Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,719 people in the township, 1,057 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwestern corner of the county along the Indiana line, it borders the following townships:

Two villages are located in Willshire Township: Willshire in the southwest, and Wren in the northwest. The unincorporated community of Glenmore lies in the township's east.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Willshire Township 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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