Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Location of Swanton Township in Lucas County
Location of Swanton Township in Lucas County
Coordinates: 41°34′3″N 83°50′48″W / 41.56750°N 83.84667°W / 41.56750; -83.84667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
 • 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[1] 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,012
 • Density 136/sq mi (52.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-75903[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086535[1]
Website www.swantontwp.org

Swanton Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,012 people in the township.[3] 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.



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

A small part of the village of Swanton is located in northwestern Swanton Township.


It is the only Swanton Township statewide.[4]


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): Swanton township, Lucas County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  4. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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