McDonald Township, Hardin County, Ohio

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McDonald Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Township
Countryside in western McDonald Township
Countryside in western McDonald Township
Location of McDonald Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Location of McDonald Township, Hardin County, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°35′13″N 83°46′7″W / 40.58694°N 83.76861°W / 40.58694; -83.76861Coordinates: 40°35′13″N 83°46′7″W / 40.58694°N 83.76861°W / 40.58694; -83.76861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hardin
Area
 • Total 42.9 sq mi (111.2 km2)
 • Land 42.9 sq mi (111.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 914
 • Density 21.3/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-45920[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086265[1]

McDonald Township is one of the fifteen townships of Hardin County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 914 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 McDonald Township.

Name and history[edit]

McDonald Township was established in the 1830s.[4] This township was named for William McDonald, an early settler.[5] It is the only McDonald Township statewide.[6]

McDonald Township is the location of the Zimmerman Kame, a burial site used by the ancient Glacial Kame Culture of Native Americans.[7]

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,[8] 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Hardin County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 16 May 2007.
  4. ^ The History of Hardin County, Ohio. Warner Beers & Company. 1883. p. 697. 
  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. 37. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ Drennen, Bert C., III. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Zimmerman Kame. National Park Service, 1974-01-22.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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