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Located in west-central Franklin County, Ohio, Franklin Township consists of many small islands, separated by municipal annexations. With few exceptions, these islands are surrounded by the city of Columbus. Jackson Township is at the southern border, while Prairie Township, a large island, is located on the western side.

Franklin Township
Franklin Township

A Township with Original Name

Franklin Township is one of four original Townships of Franklin County; This is the only Township that still has its original name since Ohio became a state in 1803.

Franklin Township

Board of Trustees

A three-member Board of Trustees governs Franklin Township. The committee members are elected in November of odd-numbered years for a four-year term beginning on January 1.

Two board members are elected after the presidential election, and the other executor is elected a year before it. An elected Township fiscal officer serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 after the election (held in November of the year before the presidential election).

Franklin Township

Your Trustees


John Fleshman

Term: 01/01/2022 – 12/31/2025


James Leezer

Term: 01/01/2022 – 12/31/2025


Mike Blevins

Term: 01/01/2024 – 12/31/2027

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