Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Township
Housing development west of the city of Sylvania
Housing development west of the city of Sylvania
Location of Sylvania Township within Lucas County, Ohio.
Location of Sylvania Township within Lucas County, Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 83°41′55″W / 41.69833°N 83.69861°W / 41.69833; -83.69861Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 83°41′55″W / 41.69833°N 83.69861°W / 41.69833; -83.69861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
Area
 • Total 28.5 sq mi (73.7 km2)
 • Land 28.4 sq mi (73.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 48,487
 • Density 1,709/sq mi (659.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43560
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-76025[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086536[1]
Website www.sylvaniatownship.com

Sylvania Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the total population was 48,487,[3] making it the second most populous county subdivision of Lucas County, Northwest Ohio, and the 419 / 567 area codes (behind only Toledo). It is the 8th most populous township in Ohio.[4]

The township entirely encompasses the city of Sylvania. Excluding the city of Sylvania, the remainder of the township had a population of 29,522 in 2010. The township government is under direction of a 3-member Board of Trustees (elected to staggered 4-year terms), an elected Clerk and a full-time Administrator.

Geography[edit]

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

The city of Sylvania lies in northern Sylvania Township.

The Ottawa River and Ten Mile Creek both flow through the township.

Name and history[edit]

The township was named for its former woodlands,[5] Sylvania being a name derived from Latin meaning "forest land". It is the only Sylvania Township statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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.

Transportation[edit]

The following highways are important transportation arteries in Sylvania Township:

  • (eastbound) - Acres Road (Alexis Road to Monroe Street), ends at Monroe Street
  • (westbound) - Alexis Road (Acres Road to Monroe Street), ends at Monroe Street

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