What is a Township?

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A territorial division of land established by federal survey, being six miles square, containing 36 sections or 36 square miles.

A township can have different meanings depending on the context, but generally, it refers to a geographic area or a type of local government in certain countries.

In the United States, a township is a unit of local government, typically found in the Midwest and Northeast regions. It is usually a subdivision of a county and has its own government, which may include a township board, a supervisor, and other officials responsible for providing basic services to residents such as road maintenance, public safety, and waste management.