York Township, Union County, Ohio

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York Township, Union County, Ohio
School at York Center
School at York Center
Location of York Township in Union County
Location of York Township in Union County
Coordinates: 40°24′41″N 83°27′31″W / 40.41139°N 83.45861°W / 40.41139; -83.45861Coordinates: 40°24′41″N 83°27′31″W / 40.41139°N 83.45861°W / 40.41139; -83.45861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Union
 • Total 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Land 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,174
 • Density 31.3/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-87122[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087086[1]

York Township is one of the fourteen townships of Union County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,174 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in York Township, although it has the unincorporated communities of Somersville and York Center.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of ten York Townships statewide.[4] The township was organized in 1834.[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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Union County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ A.S. Mowry, C.E., Atlas of Union County, Ohio, Harris, Sutton & Hare, Philadelphia, 1877, Pg. 20.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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