Gibson Township, Mercer County, Ohio

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Gibson Township, Ohio
Township
Countryside and a farm in Gibson Township
Countryside and a farm in Gibson Township
Location of Gibson Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue).
Location of Gibson Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue).
Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 84°45′53″W / 40.39528°N 84.76472°W / 40.39528; -84.76472Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 84°45′53″W / 40.39528°N 84.76472°W / 40.39528; -84.76472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 22.6 sq mi (58.4 km2)
 • Land 22.6 sq mi (58.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,869
 • Density 82.9/sq mi (32.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-30058[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086625[1]

Gibson Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,869 people in the township, 997 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Fort Recovery is located in northwestern Gibson Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Gibson 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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