Berne Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Berne Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Fairfield County.
Municipalities and townships of Fairfield County.
Coordinates: 39°38′58″N 82°33′10″W / 39.64944°N 82.55278°W / 39.64944; -82.55278Coordinates: 39°38′58″N 82°33′10″W / 39.64944°N 82.55278°W / 39.64944; -82.55278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fairfield
Area
 • Total 44.5 sq mi (115.3 km2)
 • Land 44.4 sq mi (115.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,969
 • Density 111.9/sq mi (43.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05956[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086073[1]

Berne Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,969 people in the township, 4,521 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two municipalities are located in Berne Township: part of the city of Lancaster, the county seat of Fairfield County, in the northwest; and the village of Sugar Grove in the south.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Berne Township statewide, although there is a Bern Township in Athens County.

Government[edit]

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,[4] 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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