Madison Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Madison Township, Hancock County, Ohio
Township
Madison Township contains wide farmlands interspersed with small woods
Madison Township contains wide farmlands interspersed with small woods
Location of Madison Township in Hancock County.
Location of Madison Township in Hancock County.
Coordinates: 40°52′47″N 83°38′57″W / 40.87972°N 83.64917°W / 40.87972; -83.64917Coordinates: 40°52′47″N 83°38′57″W / 40.87972°N 83.64917°W / 40.87972; -83.64917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hancock
Area
 • Total 23.7 sq mi (61.4 km2)
 • Land 23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,156
 • Density 91.1/sq mi (35.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-46438[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086248[1]

Madison Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,156 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Arlington is located in northern Madison Township, and the unincorporated community of Williamstown lies in the southern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty Madison Townships statewide.[4]

Madison Township was organized in 1840. It was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States.[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. ^ Hancock County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ History of Hancock County, Ohio. Warner, Beers. 1886. p. 439. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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