Spring Valley Township, Greene County, Ohio

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Spring Valley Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
Municipalities and townships of Greene County.
Coordinates: 39°36′44″N 83°59′59″W / 39.61222°N 83.99972°W / 39.61222; -83.99972Coordinates: 39°36′44″N 83°59′59″W / 39.61222°N 83.99972°W / 39.61222; -83.99972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Area
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,489
 • Density 71.0/sq mi (27.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45370
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-74223[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086173[1]

Spring Valley Township is one of twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,489 people in the township, 1,979 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Spring Valley is located in central Spring Valley Township.

The Little Miami River flows through Spring Valley Township.[4] At the point where the river crosses the county line into Warren County is located Greene County's lowest point, 730 feet (220 m).[5]

Name and history[edit]

Spring Valley Township was created in 1856.[6]

It is the only Spring Valley Township statewide.[7]

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. ^ DeLorme. (2004). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 65. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  5. ^ Greene County, Ohio Statistics. Greene County. Accessed 2007-06-01.
  6. ^ Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 340. 
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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