Lynn Township, Hardin County, Ohio

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Lynn Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Township
Cornfield in the township's southeast
Cornfield in the township's southeast
Location of Lynn Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Location of Lynn Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°38′35″N 83°43′35″W / 40.64306°N 83.72639°W / 40.64306; -83.72639Coordinates: 40°38′35″N 83°43′35″W / 40.64306°N 83.72639°W / 40.64306; -83.72639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hardin
Area
 • Total 25.06 sq mi (64.91 km2)
 • Land 25.06 sq mi (64.90 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation[1] 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 572
 • Density 23/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-45598[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086264[1]

Lynn Township is one of the fifteen townships of Hardin County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 572.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southern center of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Lynn Township.

Name and history[edit]

Lynn Township was established in 1857.[4] The township's name most likely comes from the linden trees which were once abundant there, although a share of the pioneer settlers had the last name Lynn.[5] It is the only Lynn Township statewide.[6] According to his obituary, Sgt John Wesley Flinn (1823-1901) built the first cabin after the township was organized in 1859.

Government[edit]

Township hall

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.

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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lynn township, Hardin County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  4. ^ The History of Hardin County, Ohio. Warner Beers & Company. 1883. p. 748.
  5. ^ Kohler, Minnie Ichler (1910). A Twentieth Century History of Hardin County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Principal Interests,. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 49.
  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.

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