On Wednesday, we shared a set of questions focusing on the geography of Richland County. Here are the answers to those questions.
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How many townships does Richland County have? Richland County has 18 townships.
Of those townships, how many share names with surnames of Presidents of the United States? Of current Richland County townships, 5 share names with surnames of US Presidents – Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Washington
How many incorporated cities (not villages) lie wholly or partly within Richland County? There are 4 cities that have corporation limits that lie wholly or partly within Richland County – Mansfield, Ontario, Shelby, and Galion
How many counties in Ohio have a point with higher elevation than the highest point in Richland County? Only 1 Ohio county has a location with a higher elevation than any place in Richland County.
Where is that highest point in Richland County? Just off Lexington-Ontario Road at Apple Hill Orchards in Springfield Township
Which of these represents the total land area in Richland County? The correct answer is: 2. 498 square miles
1.363 square miles
2.498 square miles
3.601 square miles
The original shape of Richland County included portions of how many current Ohio counties? There are 4 current Ohio counties whose boundaries were once in Richland County.
How many river systems are represented in Richland County? What are they? Watersheds are delineated differently according to the entity making the distinction. According to the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District, there are 8: Huron, Sandusky, Upper Vermilion, Rocky Fork, Black Fork, Upper Kokosing, and Upper Olentangy. Each of these 8 actually start here. Some of these could be considered part of larger systems, with the possible list therefore being: Huron, Sandusky, Scioto, Walhonding, and Mohican.
How far is it from any border of Richland County to the birthplace of a United States President? The correct answer is: 5. Less than 1 mile. The birthplace of US President Warren G. Harding is in the hamlet of Blooming Grove in Morrow County – and it sits only about 1,000 feet away from the Richland County line.
When Charles Mill Lake is at capacity and holding the maximum flood water that it can, how many Clearfork Reservoirs could be emptied into it? This could be considered a “trick question,” in that the size of the bodies of water – particularly Charles Mill Lake – can fluctuate depending on several factors. Considering that Clearfork Reservoir has a stated size of either 971 or 997 acres, however, and that Charles Mill Lake can range from 1,350 to 6,050 acres, the answer could be as high as 6. The average depth of Clearfork, however (24 feet) averages between 20 and 40 feet. If you answered with anything between 2 and 8, therefore, count your answer as correct!