Patterson Township, Darke County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Patterson Township, Darke County, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
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image_caption = Countryside in Patterson Township


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map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Darke County.


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Darke

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area_total_km2 = 69.9
area_land_km2 = 69.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 27.0
area_land_sq_mi = 27.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1308
population_density_km2 = 18.7
population_density_sq_mi = 48.5

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 298
elevation_ft = 978
latd = 40 |latm = 19 |lats = 4 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 28 |longs = 42 |longEW = W

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Patterson Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,308 people in the township, 943 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39037 Darke County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]

Geography

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
*Marion Township, Mercer County - north
*McLean Township, Shelby County - northeast
*Cynthian Township, Shelby County - east
*Loramie Township, Shelby County - southeast corner
*Wayne Township - south
*York Township - southwest
*Wabash Township - west

Two incorporated villages are located in Patterson Township: Osgood in the northwest, and Yorkshire in the west.

Name and history

It is the only Patterson Township statewide.

Government

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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. The current trustees are Ken Bohman, Samual Pohlman, and Steven Puthoff, and the clerk is Paul Albers. [ [http://www.co.darke.oh.us/trustees.htm Township Trustees] . Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.]

References

External links

* [http://www.co.darke.oh.us County website]


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