Washington Township, Richland County, Ohio
|Washington Township, Richland County, Ohio|
State Route 97 barn northwest of Bellville
Location of Washington Township (red) in Richland County, next to the city of Mansfield (yellow).
|• Total||32.4 sq mi (84.0 km2)|
|• Land||32.4 sq mi (84.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,302 ft (397 m)|
|• Density||209.0/sq mi (80.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086888|
Washington Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2000 census found 6,777 people in the township, 6,643 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Madison Township - north
- Mifflin Township - northeast corner
- Monroe Township - east
- Worthington Township - southeast corner
- Jefferson Township - south
- Perry Township - southwest corner
- Troy Township - west
- Springfield Township - northwest corner
Parts of three municipalities are located in Washington Township: the city of Mansfield — the county seat of Richland County — in the north, the village of Bellville in the south, and the village of Lexington in the west.
Name and history
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, 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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Richland County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.