Cynthian Township, Shelby County, Ohio

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Cynthian Township, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°17′53″N 84°21′56″W / 40.29806°N 84.36556°W / 40.29806; -84.36556Coordinates: 40°17′53″N 84°21′56″W / 40.29806°N 84.36556°W / 40.29806; -84.36556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
 • Total 31.4 sq mi (81.2 km2)
 • Land 31.3 sq mi (81.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,972
 • Density 63.0/sq mi (24.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-19834[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086959[1]
Municipalities, townships, and waterways of Shelby County.

Cynthian Township is one of the fourteen townships of Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,972 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Cynthian Township.

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It is the only Cynthian Township statewide.[4]


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,[5] 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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