Monroe Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Monroe Township, Ohio
Location of Monroe Township in Knox County.
Location of Monroe Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°25′38″N 82°24′56″W / 40.42722°N 82.41556°W / 40.42722; -82.41556Coordinates: 40°25′38″N 82°24′56″W / 40.42722°N 82.41556°W / 40.42722; -82.41556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
 • Total 24.4 sq mi (63.1 km2)
 • Land 24.4 sq mi (63.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,427
 • Density 99.6/sq mi (38.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51436[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086407[1]

Monroe Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,427 people in the township.[3]


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

Part of the city of Mount Vernon, the county seat of Knox County, is located in southwestern Monroe Township.

Name and history[edit]

Monroe Township was established in 1825.[4] It is named for James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.[5]

It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.[6]

By the 1830s, Monroe Township had a number of productive mills built along Schenck Creek.[7]


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,[8] 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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