Etna Township, Licking County, Ohio

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Etna Township, Licking County, Ohio
Township hall at Etna
Township hall at Etna
Location of Etna Township in Licking County
Location of Etna Township in Licking County
Coordinates: 39°57′14″N 82°41′37″W / 39.95389°N 82.69361°W / 39.95389; -82.69361Coordinates: 39°57′14″N 82°41′37″W / 39.95389°N 82.69361°W / 39.95389; -82.69361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Licking
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (61 km2)
 • Land 23.3 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,373
 • Density 700/sq mi (270/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43018, 43062
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-25690[3]
GNIS feature ID 1086456[2]

Etna Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 16,373 people in the township, 8,311 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]


Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

Part of the city of Reynoldsburg occupies the western end of Etna Township, part of the village of Kirkersville occupies the eastern end, and the unincorporated community of Etna lies in the central part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Etna Township was established in 1833.[5] It is the only Etna Township statewide.[6]

Two Native American mounds, known as the "Etna Township Mounds", are located within the township.[7] Etna Township is located entirely within the Refugee Tract.


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,[8] 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. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for County Subdivisions". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Population and Household Counts for Governmental Units: 2010, 2000, 1990" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. August 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 43. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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