Clay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
|Clay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio|
Broad fields typical of Clay Township
Location of Clay Township in Ottawa County
|• Total||26.0 sq mi (67.4 km2)|
|• Land||26.0 sq mi (67.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||633 ft (193 m)|
|• Density||197.0/sq mi (76.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086759|
Clay Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,118 people in the township, 2,888 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Allen Township - north
- Benton Township - northeast
- Harris Township - southeast
- Woodville Township, Sandusky County - south
- Lake Township, Wood County - southwest
- Troy Township, Wood County - west
Name and history
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, 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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