Claridon Township, Marion County, Ohio

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Claridon Township, Ohio
Location of Claridon Township in Marion County
Location of Claridon Township in Marion County
Coordinates: 40°36′31″N 82°59′54″W / 40.60861°N 82.99833°W / 40.60861; -82.99833Coordinates: 40°36′31″N 82°59′54″W / 40.60861°N 82.99833°W / 40.60861; -82.99833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Marion
 • Total 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Land 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,587
 • Density 70.3/sq mi (27.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15196[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086576[1]

Claridon Township is one of the fifteen townships of Marion County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,587 people in the township, 2,009 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Caledonia is located in northeastern Claridon Township. The unincorporated community of Claridon is also in the township and is located on Ohio State Route 95 near the Morrow County line.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Claridon Township is located in Geauga County. During the early formation of Marion County, the community of Claridon was considered as a possible location for the Marion County's county seat, however it lost out to the more centrally located village of Marion, Ohio.


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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