Adams Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Adams Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Wheat farm in the township's northeast
Wheat farm in the township's northeast
Location of Adams Township in Defiance County
Location of Adams Township in Defiance County
Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 84°17′10″W / 41.38056°N 84.28611°W / 41.38056; -84.28611Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 84°17′10″W / 41.38056°N 84.28611°W / 41.38056; -84.28611
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyDefiance
Area
 • Total35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation735 ft (224 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total947
 • Density27/sq mi (10.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-00268[2]
GNIS feature ID1086029[1]

Adams Township is one of the twelve townships of Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 947 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Adams Township.

Name and history[edit]

Adams Township was organized in 1836, and named for Judge Bishop Adams, a pioneer settler.[4] It is one of ten Adams 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.

Transportation[edit]

The most significant highway in Adams Township is U.S. Route 24, which travels from northeast to southwest in the southeastern corner of the township.[7]

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, Defiance County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  4. ^ History of Defiance County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County ; Its Townships, Towns, Etc. ; Military Record ; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men ; Farm Views ; Personal Reminiscences, Etc. Warner, Beers. 1883. p. 254.
  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.
  7. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 35. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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