Mark Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Mark Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Township
Along Openlander Road southwest of Sherwood
Along Openlander Road southwest of Sherwood
Location of Mark Township in Defiance County
Location of Mark Township in Defiance County
Coordinates: 41°17′28″N 84°37′45″W / 41.29111°N 84.62917°W / 41.29111; -84.62917Coordinates: 41°17′28″N 84°37′45″W / 41.29111°N 84.62917°W / 41.29111; -84.62917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Defiance
Area
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 36.6 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 908
 • Density 25/sq mi (9.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-47852[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086035[1]

Mark Township is one of the twelve townships of Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 908 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Mark Township, although the unincorporated community of Mark Center is located in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Mark Township was established in 1851, and named for Mark Kenton, an early settler.[4] It is the only Mark Township statewide.[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.

Transportation[edit]

The most important highway in Mark Township is State Route 18, which travels from east to west through the center of the township.[7]

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