Salem Township, Shelby County, Ohio

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Salem Township, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°20′25″N 84°4′24″W / 40.34028°N 84.07333°W / 40.34028; -84.07333Coordinates: 40°20′25″N 84°4′24″W / 40.34028°N 84.07333°W / 40.34028; -84.07333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
 • Total 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Land 26.7 sq mi (69.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,231
 • Density 83.6/sq mi (32.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-69960[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086968[1]
Municipalities, townships, and waterways of Shelby County.

Salem Township is one of the fourteen townships of Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,231 people in the township, 1,910 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Port Jefferson is located in southern Salem Township, and unincorporated community of Maplewood lies in the northern part of the township.

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It is one of fourteen Salem Townships statewide.[4]


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.


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