Mississinawa Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Mississinawa Township, Darke County, Ohio
Fields and woods in Mississinawa Township
Fields and woods in Mississinawa Township
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
 • Total 29.3 sq mi (76.0 km2)
 • Land 29.3 sq mi (75.8 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 752
 • Density 26/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-50960[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086018[1]

Mississinawa Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 752 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Mississinawa Township.

Name and history

Named from the Mississinawa Creek,[4] it is the only Mississinawa Township statewide.[5]

The first settler within the bounds of today's Mississinawa Township was Philip Reprogle, who arrived in 1833. Six years passed before the township's establishment in March 1839; it was created from a part of Jackson Township. Its borders were later extended northward to include part of Gibson Township when the rest of that township became part of Mercer County. The first church in the township was a Methodist congregation that was established in 1851, while the township's first school was founded at an unknown date.[6]


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,[7] 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. The current trustees are Roger Fortkamp, Edward Rauh, and Robert Stump, and the clerk is Sharon Fortkamp.[8]


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  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mississinawa township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. The History of Darke County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 391.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Wilson, Frazer Ells (1914). History of Darke County, Ohio, from its earliest settlement to the present time. Hobart Publishing Company. p. 547.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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