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Blanchard Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Blanchard Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Blanchard Township in Hancock County.
Location of Blanchard Township in Hancock County.

Coordinates: 41°1′7″N 83°48′23″W / 41.01861°N 83.80639°W / 41.01861; -83.80639Coordinates: 41°1′7″N 83°48′23″W / 41.01861°N 83.80639°W / 41.01861; -83.80639{{#coordinates:41|1|7|N|83|48|23|W|type:city(1170)_region:US-OH |primary |name=

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Country United States
State Ohio
County Hancock
Area
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,170
 • Density 32.3/sq mi (12.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06838[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086241[1]

Blanchard Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,170 people in the township, 855 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography

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

The village of Benton Ridge is located in southeastern Blanchard Township.

Name and history

Statewide, other Blanchard Townships are located in Hardin and Putnam counties.

Blanchard Township was organized in 1831. The township was named for a stream that runs through it.[4]

Government

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,[5] 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

  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. ^ Hancock County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Hancock County, Ohio. Warner, Beers. 1886. p. 377. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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