Lincoln Township, Morrow County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lincoln Township, Morrow County, Ohio
Samuel P. Brown House, built 1880
Location of Lincoln Township in Morrow County
Location of Lincoln Township in Morrow County
Coordinates: 40°27′32″N 82°50′59″W / 40.45889°N 82.84972°W / 40.45889; -82.84972Coordinates: 40°27′32″N 82°50′59″W / 40.45889°N 82.84972°W / 40.45889; -82.84972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Morrow
 • Total 22.9 sq mi (59.3 km2)
 • Land 22.9 sq mi (59.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,955
 • Density 85.4/sq mi (33.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-43680[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086705[1]

Lincoln Township is one of the sixteen townships of Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,955 people in the township, 1,672 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Two villages are located in Lincoln Township: part of Cardington in the northwest, and Fulton in the east.

Name and history[edit]

Lincoln Township was organized in 1828.[4] The township was named for Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), a general in the American Revolutionary War.[5] It is the only Lincoln Township statewide.[6]


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,[7] 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. ^ Morrow County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Morrow County and Ohio: Containing a Brief History of the State of Ohio. O.L. Baskin & Company. 1880. p. 217. 
  5. ^ Baughman, Abraham J.; Bartlett, Robert Franklin (1911). History of Morrow County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 410. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

External links[edit]