German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

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German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
Countryside in German Township
Countryside in German Township
Location within Montgomery County
Location within Montgomery County
Coordinates: 39°37′22″N 84°22′43″W / 39.62278°N 84.37861°W / 39.62278; -84.37861Coordinates: 39°37′22″N 84°22′43″W / 39.62278°N 84.37861°W / 39.62278; -84.37861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
 • Total 38.0 sq mi (98.3 km2)
 • Land 38.0 sq mi (98.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,429
 • Density 220/sq mi (86/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-29904[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086667[1]

German Township is one of the nine townships of Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 8,429.[3]


Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

It is the only township in the county with a border on Butler County.

Two municipalities are located in German Township: the village of Germantown is located in the northeast, and a small part of the city of Carlisle, in the southeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of five German Townships statewide.[4]

German Township was described in 1833 as having seven gristmills, nine saw mills, two fulling mills, five tanneries, and sixteen distilleries.[5]


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,[6] 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.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): German township, Montgomery County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 217. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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