Most of northern and western Hamilton Township is occupied by the city of Columbus, the county seat of Franklin County. The villages ofLockbourne and Obetz are located in the southern and northeastern part of the township respectively. Near the southeast corner of the township lies RickenbackerAir National Guard Base.
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. There is also an elected township 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 officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
Hamilton Township maintains a large parkthat is available year round to residents. There is a playground and several football / soccer fields in addition to two baseball diamonds. Hamilton Youth Athleticsorganizes team sports throughout the year for children of all ages.