Richland Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Logan County, Ohio
Richland Township is generally a flat area of farm fields
Richland Township is generally a flat area of farm fields
Location of Richland Township in Ohio
Location of Richland Township in Ohio
Location of Richland Township in Logan County
Location of Richland Township in Logan County
Coordinates: 40°29′53″N 83°47′57″W / 40.49806°N 83.79917°W / 40.49806; -83.79917Coordinates: 40°29′53″N 83°47′57″W / 40.49806°N 83.79917°W / 40.49806; -83.79917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLogan
Area
 • Total29.9 sq mi (77.4 km2)
 • Land29.1 sq mi (75.3 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation1,040 ft (317 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,455
 • Density84.5/sq mi (32.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)937
FIPS code39-66740[2]
GNIS feature ID1086492[1]

Richland Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,455 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Belle Center is located in northern Richland Township, and the unincorporated community of Northwood lies in the township's southeast, along the border with McArthur Township.

The eastern part of Indian Lake is located in western Richland Township.

Name and history[edit]

Richland Township was organized in 1844.[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, 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.

In the elections of November 2007, David Leiter[6] and Gretchen Anderson[7] were elected without opposition to the positions of township trustee and township fiscal officer respectively.

Transportation[edit]

Important highways in Richland Township include State Routes 117, 235, 273, 366, and 368.

The township is the location of the Bickham Covered Bridge, which carries County Road 38 over the South Fork of the Miami River. Built in 1877 and refurbished in 1959, it employs the Howe truss design. The bridge's length is 94 feet (29 m).[8][9][10]

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. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Logan County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O.L. Baskin. 1880. p. 247.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  7. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  8. ^ ODOT 4633431 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure feature number)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://www2.dot.state.oh.us/se/coveredbridges/truss_types.htm#Howe Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine (H)

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