Franklin Township, Shelby County, Ohio

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Franklin Township, Shelby County, Ohio
Grain elevator at Swanders
Grain elevator at Swanders
Location of Franklin Township in Shelby County
Location of Franklin Township in Shelby County
Coordinates: 40°21′39″N 84°9′45″W / 40.36083°N 84.16250°W / 40.36083; -84.16250Coordinates: 40°21′39″N 84°9′45″W / 40.36083°N 84.16250°W / 40.36083; -84.16250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
 • Total 24.8 sq mi (64.2 km2)
 • Land 24.8 sq mi (64.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,842
 • Density 114.7/sq mi (44.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-28434[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086961[1]

Franklin Township is one of the fourteen townships of Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,842 people in the township, 1,773 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Two incorporated municipalities are located in Franklin Township: part of the village of Anna in the north, and part of the city of Sidney, the county seat of Shelby County, in the south. As well, the unincorporated community of Swanders lies in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Franklin Township was established in 1835.[4] It is one of twenty-one Franklin Townships statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Shelby County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Hitchcock, Almon Baldwin Carrington (1913). History of Shelby County, Ohio, and representative citizens. p. 84.
  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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