Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
The Stillwater River in the township's far northwest
The Stillwater River in the township's far northwest
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 40°11′44″N 84°34′4″W / 40.19556°N 84.56778°W / 40.19556; -84.56778Coordinates: 40°11′44″N 84°34′4″W / 40.19556°N 84.56778°W / 40.19556; -84.56778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 21.2 sq mi (54.9 km2)
 • Land 21.2 sq mi (54.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 841
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66656[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086022[1]

Richland Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 841 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Richland Township, although several unincorporated communities lie there:

Name and history[edit]

Richland Township was established in 1820.[4] Richland was noted for its fertile soil.[5] It is one of twelve Richland Townships 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. The current trustees are Daniel Hart, Michael Oliver, and Bob Wagner, and the clerk is Sandra Marker.[8]

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Richland township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 409. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Frazer Ells (1914). History of Darke County, Ohio, from its earliest settlement to the present time, Vol. 1. Milford, Ohio: Hobart Publishing Company. p. 588. 
  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.
  8. ^ Township Trustees Archived June 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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