Newark Township, Licking County, Ohio

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Newark Township, Licking County, Ohio
Township fire department
Township fire department
Location in Licking County
Location in Licking County
Coordinates: 40°5′24″N 82°25′46″W / 40.09000°N 82.42944°W / 40.09000; -82.42944Coordinates: 40°5′24″N 82°25′46″W / 40.09000°N 82.42944°W / 40.09000; -82.42944
CountryUnited States
 • Total6.56 sq mi (17.00 km2)
 • Land6.54 sq mi (16.93 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation869 ft (265 m)
 • Total1,967
 • Density301/sq mi (116.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-54054[4]
GNIS feature ID1086474[2]

Newark Township is one of the 25 townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,967.[3]


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

Most of the original extent of the township is occupied by the city of Newark, the county seat of Licking County, and the southern edge is now part of the city of Heath; the only remaining parts are the northeastern and northwestern corners of the original township, along with several enclaves of Newark.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Newark Township statewide.[5]


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.


  1. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: County Subdivisions: Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Newark township, Licking County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  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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