Marion Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Marion Township, Hancock County, Ohio
Former Schoolhouse No. 3
Location of Marion Township in Hancock County.
Location of Marion Township in Hancock County.
Coordinates: 41°2′10″N 83°35′22″W / 41.03611°N 83.58944°W / 41.03611; -83.58944Coordinates: 41°2′10″N 83°35′22″W / 41.03611°N 83.58944°W / 41.03611; -83.58944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hancock
 • Total 25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)
 • Land 24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,203
 • Density 91.3/sq mi (35.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-47698[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086249[1]

Marion Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,203 people in the township.[3]


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

The city of Findlay, the county seat of Hancock County, occupies much of western Marion Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twelve Marion Townships statewide.[4]

Marion Township was organized in 1833. The township was probably named for Francis Marion, a general in the American Revolutionary War who was also known as the Swamp Fox.[5]


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.


  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[permanent dead link] 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. 449. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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