Harrison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

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Harrison Township, Ohio
Coordinates: 39°48′31″N 84°12′34″W / 39.80861°N 84.20944°W / 39.80861; -84.20944Coordinates: 39°48′31″N 84°12′34″W / 39.80861°N 84.20944°W / 39.80861; -84.20944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
 • Total 9.0 sq mi (23.4 km2)
 • Land 8.9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 22,397
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (960/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-33922[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086668[1]
Location within Montgomery County, Ohio

Harrison Township is one of the nine townships of Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,397.[3]


Located in the central part of the county, it borders the following township and cities:

Most of the original Harrison Township area has been incorporated into the city of Dayton, the county seat of Montgomery County. Three census-designated places occupy most of the unincorporated parts of the township:

  • Fort McKinley, occupying the southwest of the western "island" around Salem Avenue.
  • Shiloh, occupying all of the western "island" around N. Main St. except for Fort McKinley and a small section in the northeast
  • Northridge, occupying all of the central "island" along N. Dixie Drive from Stop Eight Road to the north, and Embury Park Road, and Great Miami River to the south. There is also a small section northeast of Needmore and Wagner Ford Rd. that is known locally as Eldorado.

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It is one of nineteen Harrison Townships statewide.[4]


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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