Wayne Township, Auglaize County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Auglaize County, Ohio
Fields along State Route 67 near Holden
Fields along State Route 67 near Holden
Location of Wayne Township in Auglaize County
Location of Wayne Township in Auglaize County
Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 83°57′48″W / 40.60833°N 83.96333°W / 40.60833; -83.96333Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 83°57′48″W / 40.60833°N 83.96333°W / 40.60833; -83.96333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Auglaize
 • Total 27.0 sq mi (69.9 km2)
 • Land 27.0 sq mi (69.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,033 ft (315 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,594
 • Density 59/sq mi (22.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82054[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085775[1]

Wayne Township is one of the fourteen townships of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,594 people in the township of whom some 747 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the northeastern part of the county it borders the following townships:

The village of Waynesfield is located in southwestern Wayne Township.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the area of the township is 27.0 square miles (69.9 km2).[3]

Name and history[edit]

It is named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne[4] and is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[5]

The township was formed in either 1834[6] or 1836 [7] while still part of Allen County.


The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to four-year terms beginning the next January 1. Two trustees are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it.

The township fiscal officer[8] is elected in November of the year before the presidential election; he or she serves a four-year term beginning the next April 1. Vacancies on the board of trustees or in the fiscal office are filled by the remaining trustees.

Public services[edit]

Children in Wayne Township attend schools of the Waynesfield-Goshen Local School District except in the southeast corner of the township where they are served by the Upper Scioto Valley Local School District.

The township is served by the Waynesfield (zip code 45896) post office except for two small sections served by the Wapakoneta (45895) post office and the Harrod (45850) post office.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wayne township, Auglaize County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Williamson, C. W. (1905). History of Western Ohio and Auglaize County: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Prominent Public Men. Press of W.M. Linn & Sons. p. 731. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Sutton, Robert (1880). History of Auglaize County, Ohio : with the Indian history of Wapakoneta, and the first settlement of the county. p. 178. 
  7. ^ Auglaize County, Ohio Atlas and History, Piqua: Magee Brother Publishing, 1917, p. 123. Accessed 2007-07-05.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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