Union Township, Licking County, Ohio

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Union Township, Licking County, Ohio
Autumn colors on Mill Dam Road
Autumn colors on Mill Dam Road
Location in Licking County
Location in Licking County
Coordinates: 39°57′45″N 82°30′13″W / 39.96250°N 82.50361°W / 39.96250; -82.50361Coordinates: 39°57′45″N 82°30′13″W / 39.96250°N 82.50361°W / 39.96250; -82.50361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Licking
 • Total 42.7 sq mi (110.7 km2)
 • Land 42.2 sq mi (109.3 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,339
 • Density 197.6/sq mi (76.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-78400[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086479[1]

Union Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 8,339 people in the township, 3,259 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located on the southern edge of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

Several municipalities are located in Union Township:

  • Part of the village of Buckeye Lake, in the southeast
  • Part of the city of Heath, in the northeast
  • The village of Hebron, in the east

Name and history[edit]

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


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.


  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. ^ Licking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Williams, Joe (August 28, 2013). "New 'paper' township limits fire levy voting". The Advocate. Newark, Ohio: Gannett Company. Retrieved September 16, 2013. That vote creates a new township that matches the boundaries of Buckeye Lake village and makes village residents who once were residents of Union Township now part of Buckeye Lake Township. 
  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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