Union Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Union Township, Knox County, Ohio
Township
Bridge of Dreams over Vermilion River near Gann
Location of Union Township in Knox County.
Location of Union Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°26′34″N 82°14′33″W / 40.44278°N 82.24250°W / 40.44278; -82.24250Coordinates: 40°26′34″N 82°14′33″W / 40.44278°N 82.24250°W / 40.44278; -82.24250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Land 30.2 sq mi (78.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,455
 • Density 81.2/sq mi (31.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-78358[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086413[1]

Union Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,455 people in the township, 1,208 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Union Township: Danville in the northwest, and Gann (Brinkhaven) in the northeast.

Name and history[edit]

Union Township was organized in 1808.[4]

It is one of twenty-seven Union Townships statewide.[5]

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,[6] 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.

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Knox County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 550. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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