Twin Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Twin Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
Along State Route 722 between Castine and Ithaca
Along State Route 722 between Castine and Ithaca
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 39°58′30″N 84°33′13″W / 39.97500°N 84.55361°W / 39.97500; -84.55361Coordinates: 39°58′30″N 84°33′13″W / 39.97500°N 84.55361°W / 39.97500; -84.55361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 29.1 sq mi (75.3 km2)
 • Land 29.0 sq mi (75.2 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,047 ft (319 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,060
 • Density 140/sq mi (54.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-77980[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086023[1]

Twin Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,060 people in the township,[3] 1,587 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Three incorporated villages are located in Twin Township:

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Twin Townships are located in Preble and Ross counties.

Twin Township was established in 1817 from land given by Greenville Township.[5] The township takes its name from Twin Creek.[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. The current trustees are Mike Fout, Joe Rinehart, and Jerry Snyder, and the clerk is Deborah Dynes.[8]

References[edit]

  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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Twin township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Twin township, Twin township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 458. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Frazer Ells (1914). History of Darke County, Ohio, from its earliest settlement to the present time, Vol. 1. Milford, Ohio: Hobart Publishing Company. p. 593. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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