American Township, Allen County, Ohio
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! American Township is one of the twelve townships of Allen County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 15,516 people in the township (exclusive of Lima), 13,599 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. It is the only American Township statewide. American Township was named German Township until 1918 when the township's citizens successfully petitioned for the name change. The petition cited Anti-German sentiment as the primary reason for the request.