Center Township, Wood County, Ohio

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Center Township, Wood County, Ohio
Agricultural scene on Nelson Road
Agricultural scene on Nelson Road
Location of Center Township in Wood County
Location of Center Township in Wood County
Coordinates: 41°22′40″N 83°35′51″W / 41.37778°N 83.59750°W / 41.37778; -83.59750Coordinates: 41°22′40″N 83°35′51″W / 41.37778°N 83.59750°W / 41.37778; -83.59750
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWood
Area
 • Total26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 • Land26.3 sq mi (68.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation666 ft (203 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,206
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-13015[2]
GNIS feature ID1087180[1]

Center Township is one of the nineteen townships of Wood County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,206 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Much of the city of Bowling Green, the county seat of Wood County, is located in western Center Township.

Center Township is also the location of the Wood County Airport, and of the intersection of I-75 and U.S. Route 6.[4]

Name and history[edit]

Center Township was established in 1835.[5] It is one of nine Center Townships statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Center township, Wood County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  4. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 36. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  5. ^ "Cities, Townships, & Villages". Wood County Government. Archived from the original on June 6, 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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