Eden Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Eden Township, Seneca County, Ohio
Countryside near Melmore
Countryside near Melmore
Location of Eden Township in Seneca County.
Location of Eden Township in Seneca County.
Coordinates: 41°2′22″N 83°7′41″W / 41.03944°N 83.12806°W / 41.03944; -83.12806Coordinates: 41°2′22″N 83°7′41″W / 41.03944°N 83.12806°W / 41.03944; -83.12806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,020
 • Density 55.6/sq mi (21.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-24346[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086944[1]

Eden Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,020 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Eden Township, although the unincorporated community of Melmore lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Eden Township was organized in 1821.[4]

Statewide, other Eden Townships are located in Licking and Wyandot counties.


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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Seneca County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company. p. 525. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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