Ross Township, Greene County, Ohio

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Ross Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
Coordinates: 39°43′20″N 83°43′23″W / 39.72222°N 83.72306°W / 39.72222; -83.72306Coordinates: 39°43′20″N 83°43′23″W / 39.72222°N 83.72306°W / 39.72222; -83.72306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Area
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 744
 • Density 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-68630[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086171[1]

Ross Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 744 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

It is the only township in the county with a border on Madison County.

Part of the village of Jamestown is located in southern Ross Township.

The highest point in Greene County, 1135 feet (345.9 m), is located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) west of the northeastern corner of the county,[4] in northern Ross Township.[5]

Name and history[edit]

Ross Township was established in 1811.[6] Ross was the name of a pioneer settler.[7]

Statewide, other Ross Townships are located in Butler and Jefferson Counties.

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,[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.

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. ^ Greene County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Greene County, Ohio Statistics. Greene County. Accessed 2007-06-01.
  5. ^ DeLorme. (2004). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 66. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  6. ^ Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 309. 
  7. ^ Dills, R. S. (1881). History of Greene County: Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest, and the State of Ohio. Odell & Mayer. p. 739. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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