Colerain Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
|Colerain Township, Hamilton County, Ohio|
|— Township —|
|• Total||43.2 sq mi (111.8 km2)|
|• Land||42.9 sq mi (111.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||853 ft (260 m)|
|• Density||1,400/sq mi ( 520/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086202|
Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:
- Ross Township, Butler County - north
- Fairfield - northeast
- Springfield Township - east
- Forest Park - east, between sections of Springfield Township
- Cincinnati - southeast
- Green Township - south
- Miami Township - southwest
- Whitewater Township - west
- Crosby Township - northwest
- Dry Ridge, in the center, north of Northgate
- Dunlap, in the north
- Groesbeck, in the southeast, north of White Oak
- Mount Healthy Heights, in the northeast, south of Pleasant Run
- Northbrook, in the east
- Northgate, in the center
- Pleasant Run, in the northeast
- Skyline Acres, in the southeast, also in bordering Springfield Township
- Taylor Creek, in the southwest
- White Oak, in the southeast
The township is composed of 42.9 sq mi (111 km²) of gentle wooded hills separating the Mill Creek and Great Miami River basins, sloping down to the flood plain of the Miami. The terrain generally rises toward the north of the township. As of 1990, 29% of the township's land had been urbanized, and 15% developed as agricultural property, while half remained as woodlands. The township is crossed by Interstates 74 and 275, while the main north-south artery is Colerain Avenue (U.S. Route 27).
Name and history 
Statewide, other Colerain Townships are located in Belmont and Ross counties. The township was named Coleraine in 1790 by one of first settlers, John Dunlap who was a surveyor who had been born in Coleraine, Ireland. At some point since then, the final e was dropped from the name.
The township was organized in 1794.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Coleraine township, Hamilton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
- Hamilton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.