Cass Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Cass Township, Ohio
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
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hancock
 • Total 24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Land 24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,098
 • Density 45.7/sq mi (17.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-12392[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086242[1]

Cass Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,098 people in the township.[3]


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]


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.


  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Hancock County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  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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