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Van Buren Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Van Buren Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Van Buren Township in Hancock County.
Location of Van Buren Township in Hancock County.

Coordinates: 40°52′39″N 83°43′20″W / 40.87750°N 83.72222°W / 40.87750; -83.72222Coordinates: 40°52′39″N 83°43′20″W / 40.87750°N 83.72222°W / 40.87750; -83.72222{{#coordinates:40|52|39|N|83|43|20|W|type:city(943)_region:US-OH |primary |name=

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Country United States
State Ohio
County Hancock
Area
 • Total 24.4 sq mi (63.1 km2)
 • Land 24.4 sq mi (63.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 943
 • Density 38.7/sq mi (14.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45889
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-79408[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086254[1]

Van Buren Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 943 people in the township, 708 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography

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

The village of Jenera is located in northern Van Buren Township.

Name and history

Statewide, other Van Buren Townships are located in Darke, Putnam, and Shelby counties.

Van Buren Township was organized in 1831. It was named for Martin Van Buren, who had at that time served as Secretary of State, and who would go on to become President of the United States.[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. 498. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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