Patterson Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Patterson Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
Fields east of Yorkshire
Fields east of Yorkshire
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°19′4″N 84°28′42″W / 40.31778°N 84.47833°W / 40.31778; -84.47833Coordinates: 40°19′4″N 84°28′42″W / 40.31778°N 84.47833°W / 40.31778; -84.47833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 26.9 sq mi (69.8 km2)
 • Land 26.9 sq mi (69.7 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,365
 • Density 51/sq mi (19.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-61168[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086021[1]

Patterson Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,365 people in the township,[3] 967 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two incorporated villages are located in Patterson Township: Osgood in the northwest, and Yorkshire in the west.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Patterson Township statewide.[5]

Patterson Township was established in 1841.[6]

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,[7] 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. The current trustees are Ken Bohman, Samual Pohlman, and Steven Puthoff, and the clerk is Paul Albers.[8]

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Patterson township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Patterson township, Patterson township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 385. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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