Canaan Township, Morrow County, Ohio

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Canaan Township, Morrow County, Ohio
Township
Methodist church at Denmark
Methodist church at Denmark
Location of Canaan Township in Morrow County
Location of Canaan Township in Morrow County
Coordinates: 40°36′31″N 82°54′33″W / 40.60861°N 82.90917°W / 40.60861; -82.90917Coordinates: 40°36′31″N 82°54′33″W / 40.60861°N 82.90917°W / 40.60861; -82.90917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Morrow
Area
 • Total 27.5 sq mi (71.1 km2)
 • Land 27.5 sq mi (71.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 897
 • Density 32.7/sq mi (12.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-11248[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086698[1]

Canaan Township is one of the sixteen townships of Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 897 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Canaan Township.

Name and history[edit]

Canaan Township was organized in 1817.[4] The name alludes to the biblical Canaan.[5] Statewide, other Canaan Townships are located in Athens, Madison, and Wayne 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.

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