Adams Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Adams Township, Clinton County, Ohio
The Eli Harvey House, a historic site in the township
The Eli Harvey House, a historic site in the township
Location of Adams Township in Clinton County
Location of Adams Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°26′23″N 83°55′38″W / 39.43972°N 83.92722°W / 39.43972; -83.92722Coordinates: 39°26′23″N 83°55′38″W / 39.43972°N 83.92722°W / 39.43972; -83.92722
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyClinton
Area
 • Total21.7 sq mi (56.2 km2)
 • Land21.5 sq mi (55.6 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation860 ft (262 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,091
 • Density97/sq mi (37.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-00226[2]
GNIS feature ID1085876[1]

Adams Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,091.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Adams Township, but it does contain the unincorporated communities of Ogden and Sligo.

Name and history[edit]

Named for President John Quincy Adams,[4] it is one of ten Adams Townships statewide.[5]

It was created by the Clinton County Commissioners in 1849 from parts of Chester, Vernon, and Union townships.

Transportation[edit]

Major highways include Interstate 71, the 3C Highway (combined U.S. Route 22 and Ohio State Route 3), and State Route 380.

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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Adams township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. pp. 244.
  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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