Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
Township
Soybean fields north of Rushville
Soybean fields north of Rushville
Location of Richland Township in Fairfield County
Location of Richland Township in Fairfield County
Coordinates: 39°47′22″N 82°26′9″W / 39.78944°N 82.43583°W / 39.78944; -82.43583Coordinates: 39°47′22″N 82°26′9″W / 39.78944°N 82.43583°W / 39.78944; -82.43583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fairfield
Area
 • Total 25.1 sq mi (65.1 km2)
 • Land 24.7 sq mi (64.1 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,195
 • Density 89/sq mi (34.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66684[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086082[1]
Website www.richlandtownship.net

Richland Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,195,[3] of whom 1,759 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

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

Two villages are located in Richland Township: Rushville in the southeast, and West Rushville in the southwest.

Name and history[edit]

Richland Township was so named for the fertile soil within its borders.[4] It is one of twelve Richland Townships statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Richland township, Fairfield County, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ Miller, Charles Christian (1912). History of Fairfield County, Ohio, and representative citizens. Chicago, Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. p. 181. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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