Mad River Township, Champaign County, Ohio

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Mad River Township, Champaign County, Ohio
Township
Countryside in Mad River Township, with Westville in view
Countryside in Mad River Township, with Westville in view
Location of Mad River Township in Champaign County
Location of Mad River Township in Champaign County
Coordinates: 40°4′29″N 83°51′38″W / 40.07472°N 83.86056°W / 40.07472; -83.86056Coordinates: 40°4′29″N 83°51′38″W / 40.07472°N 83.86056°W / 40.07472; -83.86056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Champaign
Area
 • Total 42.7 sq mi (110.7 km2)
 • Land 42.6 sq mi (110.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,821
 • Density 66/sq mi (25.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-46760[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085844[1]

Mad River Township is one of the twelve townships of Champaign County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,821.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Mad River Township, although the unincorporated communities of Thackery and Westville lie in the township's southwest and northeast respectively.

Name and history[edit]

Mad River Township was organized in 1805.[4]

Named for the river that flows through it, it is one of three Mad River townships statewide. The other townships of this name are located in Clark and Montgomery counties.

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,[5] 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): Mad River township, Champaign County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Middleton, Evan P. (1917). History of Champaign County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 150. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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