Reed Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Reed Township, Seneca County, Ohio
Omar Chapel
Location of Reed Township in Seneca County
Location of Reed Township in Seneca County
Coordinates: 41°7′55″N 82°53′24″W / 41.13194°N 82.89000°W / 41.13194; -82.89000Coordinates: 41°7′55″N 82°53′24″W / 41.13194°N 82.89000°W / 41.13194; -82.89000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
 • Total 38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)
 • Land 38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 949
 • Density 24.7/sq mi (9.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44807
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-65942[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086952[1]

Reed Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 949 people in the township.[3]


Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Reed Township, but it does contain the unincorporated community of West Lodi.

Name and history[edit]

Reed Township was organized in 1826, and named in honor of Seth Reed[4] (or Seth Read),[5] a pioneer settler. It is the only Reed Township statewide.[6]

Omar Chapel is a historical property in Reed Township which once was a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was completed in 1843 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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.


  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. ^ Seneca County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1911). History of Seneca County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 473. 
  5. ^ Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Springfield, Ohio: Transcript Printing Company. p. 578. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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