Wayne Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
Switzerland of Ohio Country Club, just west of Wilson
Switzerland of Ohio Country Club, just west of Wilson
Location of Wayne Township in Belmont County
Location of Wayne Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 39°54′1″N 81°4′16″W / 39.90028°N 81.07111°W / 39.90028; -81.07111Coordinates: 39°54′1″N 81°4′16″W / 39.90028°N 81.07111°W / 39.90028; -81.07111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)
 • Land 35.2 sq mi (91.2 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,066 ft (325 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 709
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82068[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085789[1]

Wayne Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 709 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Wilson is located in southern Wayne Township.

Name and history[edit]

Named for Anthony Wayne,[4] it is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[5]

In 1833, several gristmills and saw mills were operating in Wayne Township, powered by the waters of Captina Creek.[6]

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,[7] 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): Wayne township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 319. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 483. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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