Richland Township, located in Fairfield County Ohio.Navigation
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP Fairfield County Trustees Ryan Young 9305 Drums Bottom Rd Thornville, Ohio 43076 Brad Markwood 6405 Pleasantville Rd Pleasantville, Oh Randy Beyer 6726 Logan-Thornville Rd Rushville, Ohio Download the Paving Bid Form June 1st, 2014 PLEASE PRINT (1) ONE WEEK...Read More
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that pursuant O.R.C. Section 4928.20 (C) the Fairfield County Commissioners will hold two separate public hearings on the Fairfield County’s (Richland and Walnut Townships and the villages of Millersport and Rushville) Electric...Read More
The Richland Township Board of Trustees, Fairfield County, will hold their regular monthly meeting on the fourth (4) Wednesday of January, February and March months. The months of April thru December meetings will be held on the second (2) and fourth (4) Wednesday. All...Read More
Named after the richness and fertility of its soil.
Located on the eastern side of Fairfield County Ohio, Richland Township is the smallest of the 13 townships in the County. Just 24 sections, 4 sections wide (east to west) and 6 sections from north to south, it is named for its fertile soils. Founded in 1805, history tells us that Zane’s Trace passed through Rushville, originally called Clintontown and West Rushville on its way through the early Ohio County. The Trace helped to establish the early farm trade of the township as well as general commerce. With its rich history and beautiful countryside, Richland Township is a great place to discover.
Richland Township was established in January of 1801. It was one of the first townships in Fairfield County. It was named after the richness and fertility of its soil. It was cut down in size in 1817 and land from its eastern border was given to Perry County. Some early settlers of this township were Turner, Stevenson, Ijames, Teal, Geil, James Rowland, Jesse Rowles, and William Wiseman.
Towns and Villages:
Rushville: Laid out by William Turner and established on May 26, 1808. Original name was Clinton Town.
West Rushville: Laid out by John Ijams and established on February 27, 1817.
Baker, Campground-Stevenson, Cloud, Custard-Parret, Drumm, Indian Mound, Kaufman-Valentine, Kennedy, Kerlin-Morrow, New Oakthorpe, Old Oakthorpe, Pleasant Hill, Reid-Stoltz, Roberts, Ruffner, Rushville, Sain, Saum-Winegardner, West Rushville, Woolard.
Our weather forecast is from WP Wunderground