Franklin Township, Mercer County, Ohio

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Franklin Township, Mercer County, Ohio
Township
Docks on the southern shore of Grand Lake St. Marys
Docks on the southern shore of Grand Lake St. Marys
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°29′7″N 84°31′31″W / 40.48528°N 84.52528°W / 40.48528; -84.52528Coordinates: 40°29′7″N 84°31′31″W / 40.48528°N 84.52528°W / 40.48528; -84.52528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 27.4 sq mi (71.0 km2)
 • Land 25.1 sq mi (65.0 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,303
 • Density 91.7/sq mi (35.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-28350[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086624[1]

Franklin Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,303 people in the township, 2,112 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Montezuma is located in northwestern Franklin Township.

Name and history[edit]

Franklin Township was organized in 1841.[4] It is one of twenty-one Franklin Townships statewide.[5]

Government[edit]

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,[6] 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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Mercer County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Scranton, S. S. (1907). History of Mercer County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 204. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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