Monroe Township, Allen County, Ohio

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Monroe Township, Ohio
Location of Monroe Township, Allen County, Ohio
Location of Monroe Township, Allen County, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°51′14″N 84°2′47″W / 40.85389°N 84.04639°W / 40.85389; -84.04639Coordinates: 40°51′14″N 84°2′47″W / 40.85389°N 84.04639°W / 40.85389; -84.04639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Allen
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,226
 • Density 62/sq mi (23.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51282[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085696[1]

Monroe Township is one of the twelve townships of Allen County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,226 people in the township,[3] 1,702 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

The village of Cairo is located in southwestern Monroe Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-two Monroe 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.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Monroe township, Allen County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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