ⓘ Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio. Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships: Fulton Township, Fulton County - northwest ..

                                     

ⓘ Swanton Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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

  • Fulton Township, Fulton County - northwest
  • Waterville Township - southeast
  • Spencer Township - northeast
  • Harding Township - north
  • Monclova Township - east
  • Providence Township - south
  • Swan Creek Township, Fulton County - west

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

                                     

1. Name and history

It is the only Swanton Township statewide.

On October 29, 1960, the Cal Poly football team plane crash occurred here, killing 22 of the 48 people on board.

                                     

2. 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.