Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio

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Morgan Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Butler County
Municipalities and townships of Butler County
Coordinates: 39°20′39″N 84°45′34″W / 39.34417°N 84.75944°W / 39.34417; -84.75944Coordinates: 39°20′39″N 84°45′34″W / 39.34417°N 84.75944°W / 39.34417; -84.75944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Butler
Area
 • Total 36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Land 36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 732 ft (223 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,515
 • Density 150/sq mi (57.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-52080[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085816[1]
Website www.morgantownship.org

Morgan Township, one of thirteen townships in the county, is located in the southwestern corner of Butler County, Ohio, United States, on the state line with Indiana. It had a population of 5,515 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 5,328 in 2000. There are no incorporated places in the township. Unincorporated places there include Alert, Okeana, Macedonia, and Shandon. It comprised one full survey township in the first range of the Congress Lands and has an area of 36.8 square miles (95.3 km2).[3]

History[edit]

The tenth in order of creation, Morgan Township was erected from Ross Township by the Butler County Commissioners (James Blackburn, William Robison, and John Wingate) on March 4, 1811, with these boundaries:

Beginning at the southwest corner of the county of Butler; thence north with the western boundary line of the said county to the northwest corner of township No. 3 of the first range east of the meridian line drawn from the mouth of the Great Miami river; thence east with the northern boundary line of the same township to the northeast corner thereof; thence south with the eastern boundary line of the same to the southe boundary line of the county of Butler aforesaid; thence west with the said southern boundary line to the place of beginning.

Historic population figures[edit]

  • 1900—1,476
  • 1910—1,386
  • 1920—1,358
  • 1930—1,278
  • 1940—1,446
  • 1950—1,511
  • 1960—2,177
  • 1970—2,438
  • 1980—4,076
  • 1990—4,972
  • 2000—5,328
  • 2010—5,515

Geography[edit]

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

Name[edit]

Named for General Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War, it is one of six Morgan Townships statewide.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways include State Routes 126, 129, and 748.

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.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Morgan township, Butler County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  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.
  • Bert S. Barlow, W.H. Todhunter, Stephen D. Cone, Joseph J. Pater, and Frederick Schneider, eds. Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: B.F. Bowen, 1905.
  • Jim Blount. The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000.
  • Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
  • A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. [1]
  • Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.

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