German Township, Fulton County, Ohio

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German Township, Fulton County, Ohio
The Goll Homestead, a historic site in the township
The Goll Homestead, a historic site in the township
Location of German Township in Fulton County
Location of German Township in Fulton County
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
 • Total 50.8 sq mi (131.6 km2)
 • Land 50.7 sq mi (131.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,458
 • Density 127.3/sq mi (49.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-29876[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086126[1]

German Township is one of the twelve townships of Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,458 people in the township, 2,168 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Archbold is located in southern German Township.

The fake town of Beatosu was inserted into the 1978-79 Michigan state map in the township as a joke.

Name and history

It is one of five German Townships statewide.[4]

Built in the 1860s and 1870s, the Goll Homestead in the township's northwest is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


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,[6] 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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Fulton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. State Board Recommends 10 Ohio Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, Ohio Historical Society, 2005-08-05. Accessed 2010-08-06.
  6. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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