UPON the organization of Hancock County in , the commissioners erected from Findlay Township, which then embraced the whole county, the townships of Amanda and Welfare, the name of the latter being subsequently changed to Delaware. In Jackson was formed from Delaware and Amanda, and the following year Marion was cut off from Amanda and Findlay. Thus it stood till March 7, , when Big Lick was erected from territory previously embraced in Amanda, and then contained all of the lands, lying in Township 1 north. Range 12 east, except Sections 34 and 35, which remained attached to Amanda till June 3, , on which date the commissioners transferred them to Big Lick. The petition was granted, and the two southern tiers of sections in Township 1 north, Range 12, were taken from Big Lick in the erection of Ridge. The first election in the latter subdivision was held at the house of Samuel Sargent, on Section 34, in July,
Biglick Township, Hancock County, Ohio
Hancock County, Ohio
Page The surface is level; soil is black loam, mixed with sand, and based on limestone and very fertile. Its settlers were generally of Pennsylvania origin. Area, about square miles. School census, , 11,; teachers, Miles of railroad track, We state on the authority of Col.
Beardsley - Findley, O. Springfield, O. Republic Printing Co. In September, , Henry McWhorter made entry of the west half of the south-east quarter of section thirty-four. This was the first entry of land in the township.
As of the census the population was 1,,  up from at the census. The township was named after numerous salt licks that had been present near the center of the township. It is the only Biglick Township statewide. The township 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.