Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Harlem Township, Delaware County, Ohio
John Cook Farmhouse
Location of Harlem Township in Delaware County
Location of Harlem Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°9′43″N 82°48′12″W / 40.16194°N 82.80333°W / 40.16194; -82.80333Coordinates: 40°9′43″N 82°48′12″W / 40.16194°N 82.80333°W / 40.16194; -82.80333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
 • Total 26.56 sq mi (68.80 km2)
 • Land 26.56 sq mi (68.78 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,953
 • Density 149/sq mi (57.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-33516[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086048[1]
Website www.harlemtwp.com

Harlem Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported a population of 3,953 in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Harlem Township.

Name and history[edit]

Harlem Township was organized in 1810.[4]

It is the only Harlem Township 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.

Public services[edit]

Emergency medical services in Harlem Township are provided by the Delaware County EMS.[7]


  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): Harlem township, Delaware County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ History of Delaware County and Ohio. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1880. p. 593. 
  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.
  7. ^ Delaware County EMS

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