Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio
|Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio|
Location of Swanton Township in Lucas County
|• Total||22.1 sq mi (57.2 km2)|
|• Land||22.0 sq mi (57.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||676 ft (206 m)|
|• Density||136/sq mi (52.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086535|
Swanton Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,012 people in the township. The western portion of the Toledo Express Airport is located in Swanton Township. On October 29, 1960, the Cal Poly football team plane crash occurred here, killing 22 of the 48 people on board.
- East Swanton is an unincorporated community located in the Northwest portion of the township on US 20 east of the Swanton and south of I-75.
- Swanton is a village located at in the northwest portion of the township. Swanton is also located in the southeast portion of Fulton Township and the northeast portion of Swan Creek Township.
- Wilkins is an unincorporated community located in the northern portion of the township south of the Ohio Turnpike.
Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Harding Township - north
- Spencer Township - northeast
- Monclova Township - east
- Waterville Township - southeast
- Providence Township - south
- Swan Creek Township, Fulton County - west
- Fulton Township, Fulton County - northwest
A small part of the village of Swanton is located in northwestern Swanton Township.
It is the only Swanton Township statewide.
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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Swanton township, Lucas County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.