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Canaan Township, Morrow County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Morrow
FIPS code  39-11248
Elevation  312 m
Local time  Tuesday 2:24 PM
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086698
Area  71.1 km²
Population  897 (2000)
Canaan Township, Morrow County, Ohio
Weather  13°C, Wind SW at 27 km/h, 87% Humidity

Canaan Township is one of the sixteen townships of Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 897 people in the township.

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Map of Canaan Township, OH, USA

Geography

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

  • Tully Township, Marion County - north
  • Washington Township - northeast
  • Gilead Township - southeast
  • Cardington Township - south
  • Richland Township, Marion County - southwest corner
  • Claridon Township, Marion County - west
  • Scott Township, Marion County - northwest corner
  • No municipalities are located in Canaan Township.

    Name and history

    Canaan Township was organized in 1817. The name alludes to the biblical Canaan. Statewide, other Canaan Townships are located in Athens, Madison, and Wayne counties.

    Government

    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, 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

    Canaan Township, Morrow County, Ohio Wikipedia


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