Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, a landmark in the rural township
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, a landmark in the rural township
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 40°13′17″N 84°29′2″W / 40.22139°N 84.48389°W / 40.22139; -84.48389Coordinates: 40°13′17″N 84°29′2″W / 40.22139°N 84.48389°W / 40.22139; -84.48389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 31.9 sq mi (82.7 km2)
 • Land 31.8 sq mi (82.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,489
 • Density 141/sq mi (54.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82152[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086027[1]

Wayne Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,489 people in the township,[3] 1,802 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Versailles is located in central Wayne Township, and the unincorporated community of Frenchtown lies in the township's northwest.

Name and history[edit]

Wayne Township was established in 1817, and named for Anthony Wayne.[5] It is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[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. The current trustees are Michael Lawrence, Dennis Mestemaker, and Kenneth Moorman, and the clerk is Teresa Slonkosky.[8]

The township's government is housed in Versailles, at the Versailles Town Hall and Wayne Township House, a structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

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, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Wayne township, Wayne township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 413. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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