Salem Township, Auglaize County, Ohio
|Salem Township, Ohio|
Location of Salem Township in Auglaize County
|• Total||24.8 sq mi (64.2 km2)|
|• Land||24.8 sq mi (64.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation ||817 ft (249 m)|
|• Density||20/sq mi (7.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085772|
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Jennings Township, Van Wert County - north
- Spencer Township, Allen County - northeast
- Logan Township - east
- Noble Township - south
- Center Township, Mercer County - southwest
- Union Township, Mercer County - west
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salem Township has an area of 24.8 square miles (64.2 km2).
Name and history
After the creation of Auglaize County in 1848, the remaining portions of Salem Township were joined with the northern portions of what was then Wayne Township in Mercer County.
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.
The township is split between Spencerville Local Schools and the Saint Marys City School District.
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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.