Congress Township, Wayne County, Ohio

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Congress Township, Wayne County, Ohio
Deerlick Farmhouse
Location of Congress Township in Wayne County
Location of Congress Township in Wayne County
Coordinates: 40°57′7″N 82°4′42″W / 40.95194°N 82.07833°W / 40.95194; -82.07833Coordinates: 40°57′7″N 82°4′42″W / 40.95194°N 82.07833°W / 40.95194; -82.07833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wayne
 • Total 43.5 sq mi (112.6 km2)
 • Land 43.4 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,435
 • Density 102.1/sq mi (39.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 44287
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-18322[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087153[1]

Congress Township is one of the sixteen townships of Wayne County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,435 people in the township, 2,681 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Three villages are located in Congress Township:

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Congress Township is located in Morrow County.


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,[4] 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.

Notable people[edit]

  • Henry Totten, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and business, was born in the township.[5]


  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. ^ Wayne County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  5. ^ 'The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin 1870,' Biographical Sketch of Henry Totten, pg. 370

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