Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
Bear's Mill, a historic site in the township
Bear's Mill, a historic site in the township
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°7′47″N 84°29′17″W / 40.12972°N 84.48806°W / 40.12972; -84.48806Coordinates: 40°7′47″N 84°29′17″W / 40.12972°N 84.48806°W / 40.12972; -84.48806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Land 37.2 sq mi (96.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,441
 • Density 92/sq mi (35.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-00254[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086009[1]

Adams Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,441 people in the township,[3] 2,163 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Adams Township: part of Bradford in the east, and Gettysburg in the south.

Name and history[edit]

Adams Township was established in 1819.[5] This township was named for Major Adams, an early settler.[6] It is one of ten Adams Townships statewide.[7] A historic site in Adams Township is Bear's Mill. Located along Greenville Creek in southwestern Adams Township,[8] it is a working gristmill that was built in the 1840s.[9]

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,[10] 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. The current trustees are David Brewer, Claude Fenstermaker, and Donald Lecklider, and the clerk is E. Scott Crist.[11]

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Adams township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Adams township, Adams township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 416. 
  6. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 419. 
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, 54. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  9. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 301.
  10. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  11. ^ Township Trustees, Darke County, 2010-03-17. Accessed 2010-07-29.

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