Rice Township, Sandusky County, Ohio

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Rice Township, Sandusky County, Ohio
Township
Broad farm fields in southwestern Rice Township
Broad farm fields in southwestern Rice Township
Location of Rice Township, Sandusky County, Ohio
Location of Rice Township, Sandusky County, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°26′15″N 83°6′49″W / 41.43750°N 83.11361°W / 41.43750; -83.11361Coordinates: 41°26′15″N 83°6′49″W / 41.43750°N 83.11361°W / 41.43750; -83.11361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Sandusky
Area
 • Total 23.2 sq mi (60.0 km2)
 • Land 21.6 sq mi (55.9 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,437
 • Density 66.6/sq mi (25.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66460[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086914[1]

Rice Township is one of the twelve townships of Sandusky County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 1,437 people lived in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northern part of the county along Sandusky Bay, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Rice Township, but it does contain the unincorporated community of Kingsway.

Name and history[edit]

Rice Township was established in 1840. It was named for Judge Ezekiel Rice, a pioneer settler.[4][5]

It is the only Rice Township statewide.[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.

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. ^ Sandusky County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ Meek, Basil (1909). Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Whipporwill Publications. p. 331. 
  5. ^ Everett, Homer (1882). History of Sandusky County, Ohio: With Portraits and Biographies. H. Z. Williams & Bro. p. 575. 
  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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