Buck Township, Hardin County, Ohio

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Buck Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Township
Buck Township includes wide farmlands.
Buck Township includes wide farmlands.
Location of Buck Township (red), next to the city of Kenton (yellow)
Location of Buck Township (red), next to the city of Kenton (yellow)
Coordinates: 40°37′45″N 83°36′27″W / 40.62917°N 83.60750°W / 40.62917; -83.60750Coordinates: 40°37′45″N 83°36′27″W / 40.62917°N 83.60750°W / 40.62917; -83.60750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hardin
Area
 • Total 30.7 sq mi (79.4 km2)
 • Land 30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,449
 • Density 80/sq mi (31.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-09848[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086257[1]

Buck Township is one of the fifteen townships of Hardin County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,449,[3] of whom 1,070 lived in the unincorporated portion of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southern center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Part of the city of Kenton, the county seat of Hardin County, is located in northern Buck Township.

Name and history[edit]

Buck Township most likely was organized in 1845.[5] This township derives its name from Harvey Buckminster, a pioneer settler.[6] It is the only Buck Township statewide, although there is a Bucks Township in Tuscarawas County.

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,[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.

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