Washington Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Logan County, Ohio
McColly Covered Bridge
Location of Washington Township in Ohio
Location of Washington Township in Ohio
Location of Washington Township in Logan County
Location of Washington Township in Logan County
Coordinates: 40°27′45″N 83°53′35″W / 40.46250°N 83.89306°W / 40.46250; -83.89306Coordinates: 40°27′45″N 83°53′35″W / 40.46250°N 83.89306°W / 40.46250; -83.89306
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLogan
Area
 • Total62.6 sq mi (162 km2)
 • Land59.1 sq mi (153 km2)
 • Water3.5 sq mi (9 km2)
Elevation991 ft (302 m)
Population
 • Total3,605
 • Density158/sq mi (61.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)937, 326
FIPS code39-81424[4]
GNIS feature ID1086496[2]
Websitewww.washtwp.net

Washington Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,605,[3] down from 3,945 at the 2000 census.[5]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Russells Point is located in northern Washington Township, and the unincorporated community of Lewistown lies in the township's center.

The southern part of Indian Lake is located in northern Washington Township.

Name and history[edit]

Washington Township was organized in 1839.[6] It is one of 43 Washington Townships statewide.[7]

On the shores of Dunns Pond (in northern Washington Township)[8] is a Native American mound, the Dunns Pond Mound, which was built at some point between 300 BC and AD 600. The mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

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, 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.

In the elections of November 2007, Rick Beck defeated Jeff Weidner in the election for the position of township trustee.,[10] while Lisa Miller was elected without opposition to the position of township fiscal officer.[11]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 33 is the most important highway in Washington Township. Other significant highways in Washington Township include State Routes 47, 235, 274, 366, 368, 708, and 720.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: County Subdivisions: Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Washington township, Logan County, Ohio". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  6. ^ History of Logan County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O.L. Baskin. 1880. p. 247.
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  8. ^ Detailed map of Indian Lake, Logan County Engineer's Office. Accessed 2009-07-16.
  9. ^ Drennen, Bert C., III. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dunns Pond Mound. National Park Service, 1974-01-22.
  10. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  11. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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