Ross Township, Greene County, Ohio
|Ross Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
|• 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||1,073 ft (327 m)|
|• Density||20.5/sq mi (7.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086171|
Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Madison Township, Clark County - north
- Stokes Township, Madison County - northeast
- Jefferson Township, Fayette County - southeast
- Silvercreek Township - south
- New Jasper Township - southwest
- Cedarville Township - west
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.
Name and history
Ross Township was established in 1811. Ross was the name of a pioneer settler.
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, 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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