- Union Township, Fayette County, Ohio
official_name = Union Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Fayette County.
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 132.7
area_land_km2 = 132.6
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 51.2
area_land_sq_mi = 51.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3808
population_density_km2 = 28.7
population_density_sq_mi = 74.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 298
elevation_ft = 978
latd = 39 |latm = 32 |lats = 50 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 26 |longs = 21 |longEW = W
Union Township is one of the ten townships of Fayette County,
Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,808 people in the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39047 Fayette County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]
Located at the center of the county, it borders the following townships:
*Paint Township - north
*Marion Township - northeast
*Wayne Township - southeast
*Perry Township - south
*Concord Township - southwest
*Jasper Township - west
*Jefferson Township - northwest
Union Township is the only township in the county that does not border another county.
Central Union Township is occupied by the
county seatof Washington Court House, the only city in Fayette County. A small corner of the village of Bloomingburg also sits in the northeastern part of the township.
Name and history
It is one of twenty-seven Union Townships statewide.
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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
* [http://www.fayette-co-oh.com County website]
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