Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio
Agricultural scene south of Wakeman
Agricultural scene south of Wakeman
Location of Wakeman Township in Huron County
Location of Wakeman Township in Huron County
Coordinates: 41°15′20″N 82°23′48″W / 41.25556°N 82.39667°W / 41.25556; -82.39667Coordinates: 41°15′20″N 82°23′48″W / 41.25556°N 82.39667°W / 41.25556; -82.39667
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHuron
Area
 • Total25.46 sq mi (65.95 km2)
 • Land25.23 sq mi (65.34 km2)
 • Water0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)
Elevation807 ft (246 m)
Population
 • Total2,731
 • Density108/sq mi (41.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44889
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-80472[2]
GNIS feature ID1086361[1]

Wakeman Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population of the township was 2,731,[3] up from 2,528 at the 2000 census. As of 2010, 1,684 of the population lived in the unincorporated portion of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Wakeman is located in central Wakeman Township.

Name and history[edit]

Wakeman Township was organized in 1824.[5] It was named for Jesup Wakeman, one of the first landowners there.[6]

It is the only Wakeman Township statewide.[7]

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,[8] 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Wakeman township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Remainder of Wakeman township, Wakeman township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 274.
  6. ^ Williams, William W. (1879). History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio. Press of Leader Printing Company. p. 182.
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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