Allen Township, Union County, Ohio

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Allen Township, Union County, Ohio
The Fort outside North Lewisburg
Location of Allen Township in Union County
Location of Allen Township in Union County
Coordinates: 40°14′59″N 83°29′24″W / 40.24972°N 83.49000°W / 40.24972; -83.49000Coordinates: 40°14′59″N 83°29′24″W / 40.24972°N 83.49000°W / 40.24972; -83.49000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Union
 • Total 30.1 sq mi (78.0 km2)
 • Land 30.1 sq mi (77.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,518
 • Density 50.4/sq mi (19.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-01336[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087073[1]
Website Allen Township

Allen Township is one of the fourteen townships of Union County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,518 people in the township.[3]


Statewide, other Allen Townships are located in Darke, Hancock, and Ottawa Counties.[4]

Allen Township was organized on June 5, 1827.[5] The town was named for Daniel Allen, one of the first settlers to the area. Allen was one of the first thirteen citizens to vote in the township, and was one of the first trustees.[5]

One of the township's first settlers was Angus Clark; his son Shepard became a leading farmer in the township, and the Clark family property is today a local landmark known as "The Fort".[6]


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

No municipalities are located in Allen Township.


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,[7] 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Union County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b "History of Allen Township". Allen Township. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  6. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1363.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

External links[edit]

Honda's major Marysville Auto Plant is the most important employer in Allen Township.