Blanchard Township, Putnam County, Ohio

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Blanchard Township, Putnam County, Ohio
Fields in central Blanchard Township
Fields in central Blanchard Township
Location of Blanchard Township in Putnam County
Location of Blanchard Township in Putnam County
Coordinates: 41°1′43″N 83°56′4″W / 41.02861°N 83.93444°W / 41.02861; -83.93444Coordinates: 41°1′43″N 83°56′4″W / 41.02861°N 83.93444°W / 41.02861; -83.93444
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyPutnam
Area
 • Total36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation761 ft (232 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total1,232
 • Density34.0/sq mi (13.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
45875 45856 45877 45868
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-06880[2]
GNIS feature ID1086857[1]

Blanchard Township is one of the fifteen townships of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,232 people in the township, 1,062 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Gilboa is located in southeastern Blanchard Township.

Name and history[edit]

Blanchard Township was established in 1833.[4] This township took its name from the Blanchard River.[5] Statewide, other Blanchard Townships are located in Hancock and Hardin 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,[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. ^ Putnam County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Archived 2016-08-18 at the Wayback Machine Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kinder, George D. (1915). History of Putnam County, Ohio : its peoples, industries, and institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 115.
  5. ^ Warren, Robert (May 31, 1953). "Blanchard River Brought Pioneers To Putnam". Toledo Blade. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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