Washington Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Township
Buildings in Cuba
Buildings in Cuba
Location of Washington Township in Clinton County
Location of Washington Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°21′42″N 83°51′43″W / 39.36167°N 83.86194°W / 39.36167; -83.86194Coordinates: 39°21′42″N 83°51′43″W / 39.36167°N 83.86194°W / 39.36167; -83.86194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
Area
 • Total 27.4 sq mi (71.0 km2)
 • Land 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,130
 • Density 79/sq mi (30.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-81144[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085886[1]

Washington Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 2,130,[3] up from 1,895 in 2000 and 1,475 in 1990.

Geography[edit]

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

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District.

Part of Cowan Lake State Park is located in Washington Township.

No municipalities are located in Washington Township, although the unincorporated community of Cuba lies in the western part of the township. It also contains Morrisville.

Name and history[edit]

Washington Township was founded in 1835.[4]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Major roads in Washington Township are U.S. Route 68 and State Routes 28 and 350.

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Washington township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 317. 
  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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