Amanda Township is one of
the seventeen townships of Hancock
County, Ohio, United States.
The 2000 census
found 1,045 people in
the township, 674 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following
village of Vanlue is located
in northeastern Amanda Township.
Name and history
other Amanda Townships are located in Allen and Fairfield Counties.
Amanda Township was first settled on February 25, 1822 by Thomas
Thompson. Thompson built a cabin in 1823 and planted the township's
first crop that year. He brought his family to the township from
County in 1824.
In 1829, Thompson became Hancock
County's first Justice of the Peace. Thompson lived in Amanda
Township until his death in Vanlue on October 26, 1873.
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.
- Hancock County, Ohio — Population by Places
Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed
15 May 2007.
- History of Hancock County, Ohio, Chicago: Warner, Beers, 1886, p.
- History of Hancock County, Ohio: Geographical and
Statistical. 1903, p. 194
- Beardsley, D. B. History of Hancock County: From the
Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Springfield:
Republic, 1881, p. 67
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of
Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.