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Richland Township, Ohio
—  Township  —
Location of Richland Township in Wyandot County.
Coordinates: 40°51′42″N 83°28′28″W / 40.86167°N 83.47444°W / 40.86167; -83.47444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wyandot
 - Total 30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 - Land 30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 952
 - Density 31.4/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66782[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087210[1]

Richland Township is one of the thirteen townships of Wyandot County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 952 people in the township, 543 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]



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

The village of Wharton is located in central Richland Township.

Name and history

It is one of twelve Richland 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 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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