Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio
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Location of Orange Township in Delaware County
Location of Orange Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°10′5″N 82°59′40″W / 40.16806°N 82.99444°W / 40.16806; -82.99444Coordinates: 40°10′5″N 82°59′40″W / 40.16806°N 82.99444°W / 40.16806; -82.99444
CountryUnited States
 • Total22.8 sq mi (59.0 km2)
 • Land21.0 sq mi (54.5 km2)
 • Water1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
Elevation928 ft (283 m)
 • Total26,269
 • Density1,248/sq mi (481.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-58618[3]
GNIS feature ID1086052[2]

Orange Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 26,269 people in the township.[4]


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

Several populated places are located in Orange Township:

Name and history[edit]

Organized in 1816, it is one of six Orange Townships statewide.[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 fiscal officer, 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.


Children from Orange Township attend the Olentangy Local School District.


Orange Township has many parks, including an aquatic center that has a leisure pool with a kids area, water slides and a lap pool. Alum Creek State Park is also located within Orange Township, with access to boating, beach area and walking paths.

Notable persons[edit]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Orange township, Delaware County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Microsoft Word - Orange_Township_Census_Breakdown.docx". Orange Township. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ "Late Justice Nave Came Here in 1899". Bisbee Daily Review. September 29, 1912. p. 6.
  7. ^ 'Herringshaw's American Blue Book of Biography' American Publishers' Company: 1915, Biographical Sketch of Frederick Nave, pg. 884
  8. ^ "Frank B. Willis - Ohio History Central". Retrieved 19 December 2017.

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