Marion Township, Mercer County, Ohio

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Marion Township, Mercer County, Ohio
Township
St. John the Baptist Church at Maria Stein
St. John the Baptist Church at Maria Stein
Location of Marion Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue)
Location of Marion Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue)
Coordinates: 40°25′3″N 84°31′3″W / 40.41750°N 84.51750°W / 40.41750; -84.51750Coordinates: 40°25′3″N 84°31′3″W / 40.41750°N 84.51750°W / 40.41750; -84.51750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
Area
 • Total 41.5 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Land 41.5 sq mi (107.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,969
 • Density 71.6/sq mi (27.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-47782[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086630[1]

Marion Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,969 people in the township, 2,605 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Chickasaw is located in northern Marion Township, and the unincorporated communities of Cassella, St. Rose, Maria Stein, and Sebastian lie in the wester, central, and northwestern portions of the township respectively. Marion Local Schools and the historic Roman Catholic convent of the Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Shrine of the Holy Relics are located in Maria Stein.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twelve Marion Townships 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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