Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
|Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio|
Soybean fields north of Rushville
Location of Richland Township in Fairfield County
|• Total||25.2 sq mi (65.2 km2)|
|• Land||24.7 sq mi (64.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|Elevation||961 ft (293 m)|
|• Density||78.5/sq mi (30.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086082|
Richland Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,940 people in the township, 1,540 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Thorn Township, Perry County - north
- Reading Township, Perry County - east
- Rush Creek Township - south
- Pleasant Township - west
- Walnut Township - northwest
Name and history
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, 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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Fairfield County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.