Hanover Township, Ashland County, Ohio

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Hanover Township, Ashland County, Ohio
Mohican State Park
Location of Hanover Township in Ashland County
Location of Hanover Township in Ashland County
Coordinates: 40°36′52″N 82°15′14″W / 40.61444°N 82.25389°W / 40.61444; -82.25389Coordinates: 40°36′52″N 82°15′14″W / 40.61444°N 82.25389°W / 40.61444; -82.25389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashland
 • Total 32.6 sq mi (84.5 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (83.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,050
 • Density 63/sq mi (24.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-33236[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085705[1]

Hanover Township is one of the fifteen townships of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,050.[3]


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

Part of the village of Loudonville is located in northeastern Hanover Township.

Name and history[edit]

Hanover Township began as a part of Richland County in 1806. Hanover Township was organized in 1818.[4] It was separated to become a part of Ashland County upon its formation in 1846.

Statewide, other Hanover Townships are located in Butler, Columbiana, and Licking 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hanover township, Ashland County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Ashland County, Ohio, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 139. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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