Cass Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Cass Township, Hancock County, Ohio
Salem Cass United Methodist Church
Salem Cass United Methodist Church
Location of Cass Township in Hancock County
Location of Cass Township in Hancock County
Coordinates: 41°7′28″N 83°33′52″W / 41.12444°N 83.56444°W / 41.12444; -83.56444Coordinates: 41°7′28″N 83°33′52″W / 41.12444°N 83.56444°W / 41.12444; -83.56444
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHancock
Area
 • Total24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Land24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total993
 • Density41/sq mi (16.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-12392[2]
GNIS feature ID1086242[1]

Cass Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 993,[3] down from 1,098 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Cass Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Cass Townships are located in Muskingum and Richland counties.

Cass Township was organized in 1833. It was named for Lewis Cass, who had then recently served as Territorial Governor of Michigan.[4]

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Cass township, Hancock County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ History of Hancock County, Ohio. Warner, Beers. 1886. p. 389.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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