Hopewell Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Hopewell Township, Ohio
Location of Hopewell Township (red) in Seneca County, adjacent to the city of Tiffin (yellow).
Location of Hopewell Township (red) in Seneca County, adjacent to the city of Tiffin (yellow).
Coordinates: 41°7′3″N 83°14′24″W / 41.11750°N 83.24000°W / 41.11750; -83.24000Coordinates: 41°7′3″N 83°14′24″W / 41.11750°N 83.24000°W / 41.11750; -83.24000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
 • Total 34.5 sq mi (89.4 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,874
 • Density 83.6/sq mi (32.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-36400[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086947[1]

Hopewell Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,874 people in the township.[3]


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

Part of the city of Tiffin, the county seat of Seneca County, is located in eastern Hopewell Township, and the unincorporated community of Bascom lies in the western part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Hopewell Township was organized in 1824.[4]

It is one of five Hopewell 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Seneca County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company. p. 540. 
  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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