Tiffin Township, Defiance County, Ohio

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Tiffin Township, Defiance County, Ohio
Location of Tiffin Township in Defiance County
Location of Tiffin Township in Defiance County
Coordinates: 41°22′58″N 84°23′49″W / 41.38278°N 84.39694°W / 41.38278; -84.39694Coordinates: 41°22′58″N 84°23′49″W / 41.38278°N 84.39694°W / 41.38278; -84.39694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Defiance
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,705
 • Density 46.9/sq mi (18.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-76772[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086039[1]

Tiffin Township is one of twelve townships in Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census reported 1,705 residents in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Tiffin Township, although the unincorporated community of Evansport lies on its border with Springfield Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Tiffin Township is located in Adams County.


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,[4] 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.


Two significant highways in Tiffin Township are State Route 15, which travels from northwest to southeast in the southwestern corner of the township; and State Route 66, which travels north-south through the eastern half of the township.[5]


  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. ^ census, Defiance County. Accessed 2007-04-21
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, pp. 34-35. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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