Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio
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
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountySeneca
Area
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation840 ft (256 m)
Population
 • Total1,769
 • Density48.6/sq mi (18.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-06432[2]
GNIS feature ID1086941[1]

Big Spring Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,769 people in the township, 1,520 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.

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ Butterfield, Consul Willshire (1848). History of Seneca County: Containing a Detailed Narrative of the Principal Events that Have Occurred Since Its First Settlement Down to the Present Time. D. Campbell. p. 185.
  5. ^ Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company. p. 486.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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