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Prairie Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 16,498.
Prairie Township, Franklin County, Ohio Wikipedia
Located in the western part of the county, the township consists of several parts:Most of the original township, in the west
A moderately-sized piece, in the northeast
A small piece, in the southwest corner
Several small islands, in the far northeast
These various parts have the following borders:The city of Columbus surrounds the small islands and lies to the east of the main original piece, to the north, south, and west of the northeastern piece, and to the north and west of the southeastern piece
To the east, the moderately-sized piece in the northeast borders Franklin Township.
The small southeastern piece borders Jackson Township to the east.
The main original piece borders:
Brown Township - north
Norwich Township - northeast
Pleasant Township - south
Jefferson Township, Madison County - west
Most of eastern Prairie Township is occupied by the city of Columbus, the county seat of Franklin County. Several populated places are located in the unincorporated areas of the township:The unincorporated community of Galloway, in the south
The former village, now unincorporated community, of New Rome, in the east
Part of the census-designated place of Lake Darby, in the northwest
The census-designated place of Lincoln Village, in the northeast
Statewide, the only other Prairie Township is located in Holmes County.
Prairie Township was organized in 1819.
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.
Some areas of this township are in the Hilliard City School District.