Troy Township, Richland County, Ohio

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Troy Township, Richland County, Ohio
Fields southwest of Lexington
Fields southwest of Lexington
Location of Troy Township in Richland County.
Location of Troy Township in Richland County.
Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 82°36′1″W / 40.68278°N 82.60028°W / 40.68278; -82.60028Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 82°36′1″W / 40.68278°N 82.60028°W / 40.68278; -82.60028
CountryUnited States
 • Total23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)
 • Land22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
Elevation1,181 ft (360 m)
 • Total6,449
 • Density288.9/sq mi (111.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-77616[2]
GNIS feature ID1086887[1]

Troy Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2000 census found 6,449 people in the township, 2,403 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Lexington is located in eastern Troy Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of seven Troy Townships statewide.[4]


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.

Law enforcement in Troy Township is carried out by the Richland County Sheriff's Office, while fire protection and emergency medical services are the responsibility of the Troy Township Fire Department.


  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. ^ Richland County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.

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