Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio
Township
St. Anthony Catholic Church, a landmark in the township
St. Anthony Catholic Church, a landmark in the township
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°30′29″N 84°45′8″W / 40.50806°N 84.75222°W / 40.50806; -84.75222Coordinates: 40°30′29″N 84°45′8″W / 40.50806°N 84.75222°W / 40.50806; -84.75222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,218
 • Density 33.5/sq mi (12.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81452[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086633[1]

Washington Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,218 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Washington Township, although the unincorporated community of Padua lies in the township's west.

Name and history[edit]

Washington Township was established in 1838.[4] It is one of forty-three Washington 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Mercer County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Scranton, S. S. (1907). History of Mercer County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 161. 
  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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