Wayne Township, Fayette County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Fayette County, Ohio
State Route 753 in Good Hope
Location of Wayne Township in Fayette County
Location of Wayne Township in Fayette County
Coordinates: 39°28′21″N 83°21′0″W / 39.47250°N 83.35000°W / 39.47250; -83.35000Coordinates: 39°28′21″N 83°21′0″W / 39.47250°N 83.35000°W / 39.47250; -83.35000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fayette
 • Total 46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Land 46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,387
 • Density 30/sq mi (11.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82166[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086096[1]

Wayne Township is one of the ten townships of Fayette County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,387.[3]


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

Wayne Township is the only township in Fayette County to border Ross County, other than at a corner point.

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

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty Wayne Townships statewide.[4]

In 1833, Wayne Township contained one gristmill and two saw mills.[5]


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.


  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 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Wayne township, Fayette County, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 484. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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