Dinsmore Township, Shelby County, Ohio

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Dinsmore Township, Shelby County, Ohio
Township
Farmland in Dinsmore Township
Farmland in Dinsmore Township
Municipalities, townships, and waterways of Shelby County
Municipalities, townships, and waterways of Shelby County
Coordinates: 40°26′22″N 84°10′20″W / 40.43944°N 84.17222°W / 40.43944; -84.17222Coordinates: 40°26′22″N 84°10′20″W / 40.43944°N 84.17222°W / 40.43944; -84.17222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
Area
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,001 ft (305 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,357
 • Density 92.4/sq mi (35.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-22050[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086960[1]

Dinsmore Township is one of the fourteen townships of Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,357 people in the township, 1,371 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Dinsmore Township: part of Anna in the south, and Botkins in the north and center.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Dinsmore Township statewide.[4]

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,[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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