Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio

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Hanover Township, Licking County, Ohio
Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
Location within Licking County
Location within Licking County
Coordinates: 40°3′47″N 82°14′7″W / 40.06306°N 82.23528°W / 40.06306; -82.23528Coordinates: 40°3′47″N 82°14′7″W / 40.06306°N 82.23528°W / 40.06306; -82.23528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Licking
 • Total 25.0 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Land 25.0 sq mi (64.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,731
 • Density 109.1/sq mi (42.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-33299[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086460[1]

Hanover Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,731 people in the township, 1,846 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located on the eastern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Hanover is located in northwestern Hanover Township.

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Statewide, other Hanover Townships are located in Butler, Ashland, and Columbiana 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,[4] 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.


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