Silvercreek Township, Greene County, Ohio

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Silvercreek Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
Coordinates: 39°39′11″N 83°44′3″W / 39.65306°N 83.73417°W / 39.65306; -83.73417Coordinates: 39°39′11″N 83°44′3″W / 39.65306°N 83.73417°W / 39.65306; -83.73417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
 • Total 26.5 sq mi (68.7 km2)
 • Land 26.4 sq mi (68.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,688
 • Density 139.6/sq mi (53.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-72473[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086172[1]

Silvercreek Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,688 people in the township, 1,771 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Most of the village of Jamestown is located in northwestern Silvercreek Township, and part of the census-designated place of Shawnee Hills is located in the township's west.

Name and history[edit]

Silvercreek Township was established in 1811.[4][5]

It is the only Silvercreek Township statewide.[6]


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,[7] 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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