Rice Township, Sandusky County, Ohio

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Rice Township, Sandusky County, Ohio
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
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountySandusky
Area
 • Total23.2 sq mi (60.0 km2)
 • Land21.6 sq mi (55.9 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Elevation591 ft (180 m)
Population
 • Total1,437
 • Density66.6/sq mi (25.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-66460[2]
GNIS feature ID1086914[1]
Websitehttp://ricetownship.com

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]

Township hall

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Sandusky County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] 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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