Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Township
Location of Springfield Township within Lucas County
Location of Springfield Township within Lucas County
Coordinates: 41°37′13″N 83°43′4″W / 41.62028°N 83.71778°W / 41.62028; -83.71778Coordinates: 41°37′13″N 83°43′4″W / 41.62028°N 83.71778°W / 41.62028; -83.71778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
Area
 • Total 21.6 sq mi (55.9 km2)
 • Land 21.5 sq mi (55.7 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,193
 • Density 1,218/sq mi (470.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-74123[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086534[1]
Website www.springfieldtownship.net

Springfield Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the total population was 26,193,[3] making it the third most populous part of Lucas County, behind Toledo and Sylvania Township.

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Holland lies in eastern Springfield Township.

Name and history[edit]

Springfield Township was organized in 1836.[4] It is one of eleven Springfield Townships statewide.[5]

Schools[edit]

Springfield Local School District (Lucas County) has four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The schools are Holloway, Crissey, Dorr Elementary, and Holland Elementary Schools, Springfield Middle School, and Springfield High School. The mascot of Springfield High School is the "Blue Devil". Springfield Local Schools have been rated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education for the school years 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010–2011.

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.

Notable residents[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Map of Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio

The following highways are important transportation arteries in Springfield Township:

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Springfield township, Lucas County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Waggoner, Clark (1888). History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio. Munsell & Company. p. 874. 
  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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