Granville Township, Mercer County, Ohio

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Granville Township, Mercer County, Ohio
Township
The Cranberry Prairie, a wide field in the township
The Cranberry Prairie, a wide field in the township
Location of Granville Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue)
Location of Granville Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue)
Coordinates: 40°23′58″N 84°38′11″W / 40.39944°N 84.63639°W / 40.39944; -84.63639Coordinates: 40°23′58″N 84°38′11″W / 40.39944°N 84.63639°W / 40.39944; -84.63639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Land 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,662
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-31430[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086626[1]

Granville Township (listed as Granville (village) on the US government census Web site) is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. Based on the 2010 census, the population as of 2011 was estimated at 5,662.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Granville Township: part of Burkettsville in the south, and St. Henry in the north.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Granville Township is located in Licking 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.

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