Decatur Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

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Decatur Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
Coordinates: 38°43′2″N 82°38′50″W / 38.71722°N 82.64722°W / 38.71722; -82.64722Coordinates: 38°43′2″N 82°38′50″W / 38.71722°N 82.64722°W / 38.71722; -82.64722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total 33.4 sq mi (86.6 km2)
 • Land 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation [1] 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 839
 • Density 25.1/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-21084[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086439[1]

Decatur Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 839 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Decatur Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Decatur Township is located in Washington 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.

Education[edit]

All of Decatur Township's educational services are provided by the Rock Hill Local School District, which provides Pre-K through 12th grades.

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