Plain Township, Wood County, Ohio

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Plain Township, Wood County, Ohio
Township
Wheat fields on Union Hill Road
Wheat fields on Union Hill Road
Location of Plain Township in Wood County
Location of Plain Township in Wood County
Coordinates: 41°22′17″N 83°42′37″W / 41.37139°N 83.71028°W / 41.37139; -83.71028Coordinates: 41°22′17″N 83°42′37″W / 41.37139°N 83.71028°W / 41.37139; -83.71028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
Area
 • Total 25.5 sq mi (65.9 km2)
 • Land 25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,663
 • Density 65/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63002[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087195[1]

Plain Township is one of the nineteen townships of Wood County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,663 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Part of the city of Bowling Green, the county seat of Wood County, is located in eastern Plain Township.

Name and history[edit]

Plain Township was established in 1835.[4] The township was named for the level plains within its borders.[5] Statewide, other Plain Townships are located in Franklin, Stark, and Wayne counties.

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.

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): Plain township, Wood County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cities, Townships, & Villages". Wood County Government. Archived from the original on June 6, 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (1897). Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Early Settlement and Development. J.H. Beers & Company. p. 383. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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