Madison Township, Franklin County, Ohio

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39°52'04"N
082°52'05"W
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 United States of America
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Description

Madison Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 23,509 people in the township, 10,795 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and municipalities: Columbus - north Brice - northeast Lithopolis - southeast Truro Township - northeast Violet Township, Fairfield County - east Bloom Township, Fairfield County - southeast Madison Township, Pickaway County - south Harrison Township, Pickaway County - southwest corner Hamilton Township - west Obetz - northwestSeveral municipalities are located in Madison Township: The city of Canal Winchester, in the east The city of Columbus, in the north and southwest The city of Groveport, in the west The village of Obetz, in the northwest The city of Pickerington, in the northeastThe census-designated place of Blacklick Estates lies in northern Madison Township. The following streams run through Madison Township: Alum Creek Big Walnut Creek Blacklick Creek

Name and history

It is one of twenty Madison Townships statewide.The township was organized in 1810, when its population had reached 500.

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 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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