Union Township, Union County, Ohio

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Union Township, Union County, Ohio
Elmwood Place farmhouse on State Route 161
Location of Union Township in Union County
Location of Union Township in Union County
Coordinates: 40°9′13″N 83°27′11″W / 40.15361°N 83.45306°W / 40.15361; -83.45306Coordinates: 40°9′13″N 83°27′11″W / 40.15361°N 83.45306°W / 40.15361; -83.45306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Union
 • Total 36.0 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,565
 • Density 43.5/sq mi (16.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-78582[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087084[1]

Union Township is one of the fourteen townships of Union County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,565 people in the township, 939 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Milford Center is located in northern Union Township, and the unincorporated community of Irwin lies in the township's southwest.

Name and history[edit]

Union Township was established in 1820.[4] 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. ^ Union County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Durant, Pliny A. (1883). The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county; its townships, towns ... Chicago: Beers, W. H., & co. p. 158. 
  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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