Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio
|Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio|
Fields and woods in Pusheta Township
Location of Pusheta Township in Auglaize County
|• Total||30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)|
|• Land||30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||955 ft (291 m)|
|• Density||43/sq mi (16.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085770|
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Duchouquet Township - north
- Union Township - northeast corner
- Clay Township - east
- Jackson Township, Shelby County - southeast corner
- Dinsmore Township, Shelby County - south
- Van Buren Township, Shelby County - southwest corner
- Washington Township - west
- Moulton Township - northwest corner
A small portion of Wapakoneta, the largest city and county seat of Auglaize County, is located in northwestern Pusheta Township, and the unincorporated community of Fryburg lies in the township's center.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pusheta Township has a total area of 30.3 square miles (78.6 km2), of which 30.3 square miles (78.4 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.30%, is water.
Name and history
It is the only Pusheta Township statewide.
The township is split between the Wapakoneta City School District in the north and east, Botkins Local Schools in the south, and New Knoxville Local Schools in the west.
The northern section of the township is served by the Wapakoneta (45895) post office, the western section by the New Knoxville (45871) post office, and the extreme southern section by the Botkins (45306) post office.
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, 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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pusheta township, Auglaize County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- Sutton, Robert (1880). History of Auglaize County, Ohio : with the Indian history of Wapakoneta, and the first settlement of the county. p. 169.
- DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 45. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.