Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio

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Liberty Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Liberty Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Bucyrus (yellow).
Location of Liberty Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Bucyrus (yellow).
Coordinates: 40°52′12″N 82°54′41″W / 40.87000°N 82.91139°W / 40.87000; -82.91139Coordinates: 40°52′12″N 82°54′41″W / 40.87000°N 82.91139°W / 40.87000; -82.91139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 32.8 sq mi (84.9 km2)
 • Land 32.4 sq mi (84.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,489
 • Density 45.9/sq mi (17.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-43078[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085941[1]

Liberty Township is one of the sixteen townships of Crawford County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,489 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

A small part of the city of Bucyrus, the county seat of Crawford County, is located in southwestern Liberty Township, and the unincorporated community of Sulphur Springs lies in the eastern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Liberty Township was founded in 1825.[4]

It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.[5]

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,[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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Crawford County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Crawford County and Ohio. Baskin & Battey. 1881. p. 566. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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