German Township, Fulton County, Ohio

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German Township, Fulton County, Ohio
Township
The Goll Homestead, a historic site in the township
The Goll Homestead, a historic site in the township
Location of German Township in Fulton County
Location of German Township in Fulton County
Coordinates: 41°31′51″N 84°18′27″W / 41.53083°N 84.30750°W / 41.53083; -84.30750Coordinates: 41°31′51″N 84°18′27″W / 41.53083°N 84.30750°W / 41.53083; -84.30750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Area
 • Total 50.8 sq mi (131.6 km2)
 • Land 50.7 sq mi (131.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,443
 • Density 127.3/sq mi (49.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-29876[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086126[1]

German Township is one of the twelve townships of Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 6,443 people in the township, 2,097 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Archbold is located in southern German Township.

The fake town of Beatosu was inserted into the 1978-79 Michigan state map in the township as a joke.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of five German Townships statewide.[4]

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,[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.

Attractions[edit]

The Goll Woods State Nature Preserve northwest of Archbold, beside the Tiffin River, offers bird watching and hiking through old-growth forest. Built in the 1860s and 1870s, the Goll Homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Public services[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Students from the township are served by the following public local school districts:[7]

Mail[edit]

Mail is delivered in the township by the following U.S. Post Office locations:[8]

Telephone[edit]

All of the township is within the Archbold telephone exchange, which is served by UTO (United Telephone Company of Ohio,) doing business as CenturyLink, with telephone numbers using the following Numbering Plan Codes:[9]

  • 419-220
  • 419-403
  • 419-445
  • 419-446
  • 419-572
  • 567-444

Electric[edit]

Toledo Edison serves most of the township with electricity, with Midwest Energy Cooperative providing to a small area around the Tiffin River north of and west of Goll Woods.[10]

Highways[edit]

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