Mad River Township, Clark County, Ohio

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Mad River Township, Clark County, Ohio
A farm in the township
A farm in the township
Location of Mad River Township in Clark County
Location of Mad River Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 39°52′13″N 83°56′4″W / 39.87028°N 83.93444°W / 39.87028; -83.93444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clark
 • Total 33.9 sq mi (87.9 km2)
 • Land 33.5 sq mi (86.8 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,156
 • Density 333/sq mi (128.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-46788[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085855[1]

Mad River Township is one of the ten townships of Clark County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 11,156 people living in the township,[3] 8,741 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

Several towns are located in Mad River Township:

Name and history

Mad River Township is named from the Mad River, which forms its western boundary.[4]

Statewide, the only other Mad River Township is located in Champaign County.


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,[5] 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. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mad River township, Clark County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  4. Rockel, William Mahlon (1908). 20th Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 271. 
  5. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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