Canaan Township


Canaan township, located in north east Madison County, is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officer or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
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Contact Info

Mark Ishmael - 614-327-6427
Don Schrock - 614-572-9776
Don Whitmer - 614-204-0659

Fiscal Officer
Kimberlie Schrock - 614-519-5361

Canaan Township
8055 US Highway 42 S
Plain City, Ohio 43064
Phone: 614 873-4512
Hours: Open by Appointment


- Township 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km²)
- Land 35.0 sq mi (90.6 km²)
- Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation GR3 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2000)
- Township 2,496
- Density 71.4/sq mi (27.6/km²)

FIPS code 39-11234GR2
GNIS feature ID 1086540GR3
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PUBLIC NOTICE - The Cash Basis Annual Financial Report of the Canaan Township Trustees of Madison County for the year ending December 31, 2017, has been completed and is available for public inspection at the Township office, 8055 US Highway 42 S, Plain City, Ohio. Interested parties please call 614-873-4512 for an appointment.

Mark Ishmael - Chairman, Building, Fire Board Representative, Zoning Board Representative
Don Schrock - Vice Chairman, Roads (mowing), Health Board Representative
Don Whitmer - Cemetery, Roads (snow), Disaster Services, Alternative Fire Board Representative