Winchester Township, Adams County, Ohio

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Winchester Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Adams County
Municipalities and townships of Adams County
Coordinates: 38°57′4″N 83°38′51″W / 38.95111°N 83.64750°W / 38.95111; -83.64750Coordinates: 38°57′4″N 83°38′51″W / 38.95111°N 83.64750°W / 38.95111; -83.64750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Adams
 • Total 32.7 sq mi (84.7 km2)
 • Land 32.7 sq mi (84.6 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,208
 • Density 68/sq mi (26.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45697
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-85890[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085688[1]

Winchester Township is one of the fifteen townships of Adams County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,208 people in the township,[3] 1,157 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

The village of Winchester is located in western Winchester Township.

Name and history[edit]

Winchester Township was organized in 1838.[4] It is the only Winchester Township statewide.[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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Brush township, Adams County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Evans, Nelson Wiley (1900). A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. E B. Stivers. p. 492. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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