Richland Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Community scene in Reesville
Community scene in Reesville
Location of Richland Township in Clinton County
Location of Richland Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°29′19″N 83°38′33″W / 39.48861°N 83.64250°W / 39.48861; -83.64250Coordinates: 39°29′19″N 83°38′33″W / 39.48861°N 83.64250°W / 39.48861; -83.64250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.6 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (87.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,047 ft (319 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,573
 • Density 106/sq mi (41.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66642[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085883[1]

Richland Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 3,573 people living in the township,[3] 1,009 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 3,671
2000 3,758 2.4%
2010 3,573 −4.9%


Located in the northeast corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

It is located in the northeast corner of the county. The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District and contains 21,210.72 acres (86 km²) of land.

The village of Sabina is located in eastern Richland Township, and the unincorporated communities of Reesville and Melvin are in the western part of the township.


Richland township is covered by East Clinton Local School Dist. which is based in Sabina, Ohio. Students attend Sabina Elementary School, East Clinton Middle School, and East Clinton High School. Other education facilities include Sabina Co Op Preschool which is located in Sabina at the Sabina United Methodist Church.


Major roads include the 3C Highway (aka State Route 3 and U.S. Route 22) and State Routes 729 and 72.


It is one of twelve Richland Townships statewide.[4]


Richland was one of the original three townships of Clinton County. It was erected by the County Commissioners on April 6, 1810[5] with the boundaries:

all that part of Clinton County east of the old boundary line of Warren County shall be one township known by the name of Richland.

On August 10, 1813, the Commissioners defined the boundaries more precisely:

Beginning at a large hickory at the corner of Green Township in the line of Union Township, thence running with the line of Green Township to the southerly corner of the county and at the corner of Fayette County, thence north with the county line to the northeast corner, then west with the county line to the original line of Warren County, then south with the said original line to the line of Union Township, then with the line of Union Township to the place of beginning.

The townships of Wilson, Wayne, and Green were created entirely from Richland Township. Parts of Union and Green were taken from it on August 21, 1813. On July 15, 1817, part was taken to create Liberty Township. In March 1837, Wayne Township was erected from it and Wilson in August 1850.


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.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Richland township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 291. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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