Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio
Township hall near Collins
Township hall near Collins
Location of Townsend Township in Huron County
Location of Townsend Township in Huron County
Coordinates: 41°15′11″N 82°30′0″W / 41.25306°N 82.50000°W / 41.25306; -82.50000Coordinates: 41°15′11″N 82°30′0″W / 41.25306°N 82.50000°W / 41.25306; -82.50000
CountryUnited States
 • Total25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2)
 • Land25.8 sq mi (66.7 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation899 ft (274 m)
 • Total1,623
 • Density63/sq mi (24.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-77158[2]
GNIS feature ID1086360[1]

Townsend Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population of the township was 1,623.[3]


Located on the northern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Townsend Township, although the unincorporated community of Collins lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Townsend Township was named for Kneeland Townsend, a large landowner.[4]

Statewide, the only other Townsend Township is located in Sandusky 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,[5] 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.


  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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Townsend township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 270.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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