Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio
Township
Adrian, an unincorporated community in southeastern Big Spring Township
Adrian, an unincorporated community in southeastern Big Spring Township
Location of Big Spring Township in Seneca County.
Location of Big Spring Township in Seneca County.
Coordinates: 41°1′57″N 83°21′28″W / 41.03250°N 83.35778°W / 41.03250; -83.35778Coordinates: 41°1′57″N 83°21′28″W / 41.03250°N 83.35778°W / 41.03250; -83.35778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
Area
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,791
 • Density 49.2/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06432[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086941[1]

Big Spring Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,791 people in the township, 1,565 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of New Riegel is located in eastern Big Spring Township, and the unincorporated community of Alvada lies in the western part of the township. Big Spring Township also contains the unincorporated communities of Adrian and Springville.

Name and history[edit]

Big Spring Township was organized in 1833.[4] It was named from a creek in the southwestern part.[5]

It is the only Big Spring Township statewide.

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.

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