Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Wilson Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Township
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Location of Wilson Township in Clinton County
Location of Wilson Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°31′52″N 83°41′34″W / 39.53111°N 83.69278°W / 39.53111; -83.69278Coordinates: 39°31′52″N 83°41′34″W / 39.53111°N 83.69278°W / 39.53111; -83.69278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
Area
 • Total 24.7 sq mi (64.1 km2)
 • Land 24.7 sq mi (63.9 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 505
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-85820[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085888[1]

Wilson Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. It is the least populous township in Clinton County, with 505 inhabitants as of the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District.

No municipalities are located in Wilson Township, but it does contain the unincorporated community of Bloomington.

Name and history[edit]

The only Wilson Township statewide, it is named for Amos Wilson, one of the earliest settlers of the county, who arrived in approximately 1796.

The township was erected in 1850 by the Clinton County Commissioners from parts of Union, Richland, and Liberty townships.[4]

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,[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.

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): Wilson township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 323. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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