Canaan Township Athens County Ohio organized in 1819

Canaan Township Athens County Ohio organized in 1819Canaan Township Athens County Ohio organized in 1819

Township News and Alerts From the Trustees

The Canaan Township Board Of Trustees will meet Monday June 1st  7pm for their regular monthly meeting at the township maintenance building.

Because of the Covid 19 issue, the Board and any guest will follow strict CDC guidelines on social 

distancing at their meetings,  and any non-critical issues the public has please contact a Board member by phone or email.  

200 years

The Board of Trustees

Canaan Township Celebrated 200 Years on May 11, 2019 to a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who were able to attend and helped with the celebration!

Directions to the Canaan Township Maintenance Building

About Canaan Township


Located in almost the middle of Athens County, Ohio, nestled in the southeast corner of the Hocking Hills area, Canaan Township is a little gem of beautiful hills and ravines.  Hidden natural rock formations and creeks wind through the hills and valleys of the township. The Hocking River and State Route 50/32 run through the middle of the township, and separate the north and south areas of Canaan Township.  A small portion of the township is annexed into the City of Athens as well. 

Strouds Run State Park

Most of Strouds Run State Park lies within Canaan Township.  Comprised of 2,606 acres, the park includes Dow Lake.  It is a 161 acre lake that provides both recreational opportunity and scenic beauty.  The park has miles of walking trails and a large swimming area, as well as a boat ramp for small water craft.  There is also a boat and kayak rental service available.


Canaan Township is governed by a three member board of trustees, as well as a fiscal officer.  The Board of Trustees meet once a month on the first Monday of the month.

Canaan Township Athens County Ohio

                     Photo Credit Shelia Peterson

Our recycling dumpsters are located at the Canaan Township Garage on South Canaan Road Co 24, at the intersection of Co 24a

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Township Trustees

            Randy Wolfe           Term Expires  12/31/21           


Russell Halbirt         Term Expires 12/31/23


Charles Kincade     Term Expires 12/31/21


Canaan Township Garage