Blanchard Township, Hardin County, Ohio

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Blanchard Township, Ohio
Township
Farms and woods cover much of Blanchard Township
Farms and woods cover much of Blanchard Township
Location of Blanchard Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Location of Blanchard Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°46′50″N 83°37′19″W / 40.78056°N 83.62194°W / 40.78056; -83.62194Coordinates: 40°46′50″N 83°37′19″W / 40.78056°N 83.62194°W / 40.78056; -83.62194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hardin
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.4 km2)
 • Land 24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,640
 • Density 68.3/sq mi (26.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06866[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086256[1]

Blanchard Township is one of the fifteen townships of Hardin County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,640 people in the township, 688 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Dunkirk is located in northeastern Blanchard Township.

Name and history[edit]

Blanchard Township took its name from the Blanchard River.[4] Statewide, other Blanchard Townships are located in Hancock and Putnam counties.

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,[5] 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. ^ Hardin County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 16 May 2007.
  4. ^ The History of Hardin County, Ohio. Warner Beers & Company. 1883. p. 584. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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