Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio
|Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio|
|— Township —|
|• Total||37.9 sq mi (98.0 km2)|
|• Land||37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||860 ft (262 m)|
|• Density||1,073.1/sq mi (414.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086163|
Bath Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 40,231 people in the township, 8,877 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:
- Bethel Township, Clark County - north
- Mad River Township, Clark County - northeast
- Miami Township - east
- Xenia Township - southeast
- Beavercreek Township - south
- Riverside - southwest
- Dayton - west
- Huber Heights - northwest
Several populated places are located in Bath Township:
- Part of the city of Beavercreek, in the southwest
- Part of the city of Fairborn, in the center, which includes the former village of Osborn
- Part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a census-designated place, in the west
- Part of the city of Huber Heights in the west
- The unincorporated community of Byron, in the southeast
Name and history 
Bath Township was named after Bath, Maine (which was named after the English city of Bath). One of the early settlers came from the city in Maine. Statewide, other Bath Townships are located in Allen and Summit Counties.
The first settlers in Bath Township were members of the Mercer family, who immigrated from Virginia. The precise date of their arrival is unknown, but it seems certain that crops were being raised in the township before George Washington died in 1799. Their log house still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
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