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Polk Township, Ohio
—  Township  —
Location of Polk Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Galion (yellow).
Coordinates: 40°43′18″N 82°48′12″W / 40.72167°N 82.80333°W / 40.72167; -82.80333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford
 - Total 15.8 sq mi (40.9 km2)
 - Land 15.8 sq mi (40.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,148 ft (350 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,334
 - Density 148.2/sq mi (57.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-64010[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085943[1]

Polk Township is one of the sixteen townships of Crawford County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,334 people in the township.[3]



Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The city of Galion is located in central Polk Township.

Name and history

It is the only Polk Township 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 fiscal officer,[4] 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.


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