Wayne Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Lees Creek
Lees Creek
Location of Wayne Township in Clinton County
Location of Wayne Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°25′0″N 83°38′2″W / 39.41667°N 83.63389°W / 39.41667; -83.63389Coordinates: 39°25′0″N 83°38′2″W / 39.41667°N 83.63389°W / 39.41667; -83.63389
CountryUnited States
 • Total31.6 sq mi (81.8 km2)
 • Land31.5 sq mi (81.7 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,086 ft (331 m)
 • Total716
 • Density23/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-82124[2]
GNIS feature ID1085887[1]

Wayne Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 716;[3] only Wilson Township has a lower population in Clinton County.


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

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District and has an area of 20,200 acres (81.8 km2).

No municipalities are located in Wayne Township, although the unincorporated community of Lees Creek lies in the township's center.

Historical population
Census Pop.

Name and history[edit]

Named in honor of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, it is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[4]

Wayne Township was erected in 1837 by the Clinton County Commissioners from parts of Green and Richland townships.[5]


Major roads in Wayne Township are State Routes 72 and 729.


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.

Currently, the board is composed of Kevin Bean, Carl Hughes, and Steve Kenney.[citation needed]


  • Clinton County Historical Society. Clinton County, Ohio, 1982. Wilmington, Ohio: The Society, 1982.
  • Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 6th ed. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, 2001. ISBN 0-89933-281-1
  • Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.
  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, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 320.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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