Wooster Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Wooster Township, Wayne County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Wayne County.
Municipalities and townships of Wayne County.
Coordinates: 40°46′53″N 81°56′34″W / 40.78139°N 81.94278°W / 40.78139; -81.94278Coordinates: 40°46′53″N 81°56′34″W / 40.78139°N 81.94278°W / 40.78139; -81.94278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 20.3 sq mi (52.7 km2)
 • Land 20.3 sq mi (52.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation [1] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,250
 • Density 259.2/sq mi (100.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44691
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-86562[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087164[1]

Wooster Township is one of the sixteen townships of Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,250 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Much of Wooster Township is occupied by the city of Wooster, the county seat of Wayne County.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Wooster 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.

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. ^ 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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