Stokes Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Stokes Township, Logan County, Ohio
Township
Fields south of Lakeview
Fields south of Lakeview
Location of Stokes Township in Ohio
Location of Stokes Township in Ohio
Location of Stokes Township in Logan County
Location of Stokes Township in Logan County
Coordinates: 40°30′28″N 83°54′25″W / 40.50778°N 83.90694°W / 40.50778; -83.90694Coordinates: 40°30′28″N 83°54′25″W / 40.50778°N 83.90694°W / 40.50778; -83.90694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 • Total 38.2 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Land 32.5 sq mi (84.3 km2)
 • Water 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,367
 • Density 165.0/sq mi (63.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-74780[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086494[1]

Stokes Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,367 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Lakeview is located in eastern Stokes Township, and the unincorporated community of Santa Fe lies in the southwestern part of the county, along the Clay Township border.

A significant portion of eastern Stokes Township is occupied by Indian Lake.

Name and history[edit]

Stokes Township was organized in 1838.[4] Statewide, the only other Stokes Township is located in Madison County.

The township was also involved in one of the last county border changes in Ohio. This change occurred in 1888 when part of Stokes Township was exchanged with Clay Township in Auglaize County for part of that county's Goshen Township.[citation needed]

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 2011, Five men were on the ballot for Stokes Township Trustee. Bob Lehman, incumbent, Orvil W. Wickersham, Tom Brademeyer, Terry Brentlinger, and Tim Shoffstall. Out of the Five candidates it came down to Incumbent Bob Lehman, and Orvil Wickersham. Just by Three Votes Orvil Wickersham took the Township Trustee office. Joan Schwieterman Shouse took the Fiscal Officer Position Unopposed.

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 33 is the most important highway in Stokes Township. Other significant highways include State Routes 235, 365, 366, 368, and 720.

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