Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio

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Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio
Moses McKay House, built 1818
Moses McKay House, built 1818
Detailed map of Wayne Township
Detailed map of Wayne Township
Coordinates: 39°31′46″N 84°4′55″W / 39.52944°N 84.08194°W / 39.52944; -84.08194Coordinates: 39°31′46″N 84°4′55″W / 39.52944°N 84.08194°W / 39.52944; -84.08194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Warren
 • Total 46.3 sq mi (120.0 km2)
 • Land 44.8 sq mi (116.1 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,250
 • Density 161.7/sq mi (62.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-82306[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087123[1]

Wayne Township is one of the eleven townships of Warren County, Ohio, United States. It is located in the northeast part of the county and includes the village of Waynesville, Ohio. Its population in 2000 was 7,250, up from 5,744 in 1990; 4,436 of this total lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3] Waynesville is noted for its antique stores and is the home of a sauerkraut festival. Caesar Creek State Park is located here.


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

The villages of Corwin and Waynesville in the township, as are the communities of Mount Holly and Crosswick. The Little Miami River, which forms a portion of the township's boundary, flows through the middle of the township. The Little Miami Bike Trail, along the route of the former Little Miami Railroad, also passes through the township.

The portion of Wayne Township east of the Little Miami is in the Virginia Military District and was surveyed with the metes and bounds system, while the area west of the Little Miami was surveyed on the same plan as used in the Symmes Purchase.

Name and history[edit]

Named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, it is one of twenty Wayne Townships in Ohio.

One of the original townships of Warren County, Wayne Township was organized on May 10, 1803.[4]


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,[5] 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.

Public services[edit]

Most of the township is in the Wayne Local School District, but parts are in the Lebanon, Spring Valley, Clinton Massie and Xenia districts.

The township is mainly in the Waynesville telephone exchange, but parts are in the Spring Valley, Bellbrook, Lebanon, and Centerville exchanges.


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