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Canaan Township, Morrow County, Ohio
Township
Methodist church at Denmark
Methodist church at Denmark
Location of Canaan Township in Morrow County
Location of Canaan Township in Morrow County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Morrow
Area
 • Total 27.5 sq mi (71.1 km2)
 • Land 27.5 sq mi (71.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 897
 • Density 32.7/sq mi (12.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-11248
GNIS feature ID 1086698

Canaan Township is one of the sixteen townships of Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 897 people in the township.

Geography

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

  • Tully Township, Marion County - north
  • Washington Township - northeast
  • Gilead Township - southeast
  • Cardington Township - south
  • Richland Township, Marion County - southwest corner
  • Claridon Township, Marion County - west
  • Scott Township, Marion County - northwest corner

No municipalities are located in Canaan Township.

Name and history

Canaan Township was organized in 1817. The name alludes to the biblical Canaan. Statewide, other Canaan Townships are located in Athens, Madison, and Wayne counties.

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