Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio

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Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio
Tripoint marker at Ohio's official northwestern corner
Tripoint marker at Ohio's official northwestern corner
Location of Northwest Township in Williams County
Location of Northwest Township in Williams County
Coordinates: 41°39′52″N 84°44′16″W / 41.66444°N 84.73778°W / 41.66444; -84.73778Coordinates: 41°39′52″N 84°44′16″W / 41.66444°N 84.73778°W / 41.66444; -84.73778
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWilliams
Area
 • Total33.0 sq mi (85.4 km2)
 • Land32.6 sq mi (84.5 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation981 ft (299 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total1,384
 • Density42.4/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-57162[2]
GNIS feature ID1087173[1]

Northwest Township is one of the twelve townships of Williams County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,384 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county at the intersection of the Indiana and Michigan borders, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Northwest Township.

Because Williams County is located in the northwestern corner of Ohio, and because Northwest Township is located in the northwestern corner of Williams County, it is located in the northwestern corner of the entire state. As a result, it is the only township is the state to border both Indiana and Michigan.

Name and history[edit]

Northwest Township was organized in 1840, and named for the fact the extreme northwestern point of Ohio is located within its borders.[4] It is the only Northwest Township statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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. ^ Williams County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Bowersox, Charles A. (1920). A Standard History of Williams County, Ohio: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Educational, Civic and Social Development. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 379.
  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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