Johnson Township, Champaign County, Ohio

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Johnson Township, Champaign County, Ohio
Township
Aerial view of Kiser Lake, a major feature of the township
Aerial view of Kiser Lake, a major feature of the township
Location of Johnson Township in Champaign County
Location of Johnson Township in Champaign County
Coordinates: 40°9′5″N 83°57′13″W / 40.15139°N 83.95361°W / 40.15139; -83.95361Coordinates: 40°9′5″N 83°57′13″W / 40.15139°N 83.95361°W / 40.15139; -83.95361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Champaign
Area
 • Total 30.6 sq mi (79.3 km2)
 • Land 30.0 sq mi (77.8 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,171 ft (357 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,506
 • Density 117/sq mi (45.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-39228[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085843[1]
Website www.johnsontownship.org

Johnson Township is one of the twelve townships of Champaign County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 3,506 people living in the township,[3] 1,631 of whom were in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of St. Paris is located in southern Johnson Township, and the unincorporated community of Millerstown lies in the township's east.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Johnson Township statewide, although there is a Johnston Township in Trumbull County.

Johnson Township was established in 1821. It was named for Major Silas Johnson (Johnston), a Revolutionary War veteran and the first white person to settle in the area in 1802.[5]

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,[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.

References[edit]

  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): Johnson township, Champaign County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Johnson township, Johnson township, Champaign County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ The History of Champaign County, Ohio. W.H. Beers & Company. 1881. p. 438. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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