Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
Township
Southern Washington Township, with Centerville in the distance
Southern Washington Township, with Centerville in the distance
Location within Montgomery County
Location within Montgomery County
Coordinates: 39°38′3″N 84°9′48″W / 39.63417°N 84.16333°W / 39.63417; -84.16333Coordinates: 39°38′3″N 84°9′48″W / 39.63417°N 84.16333°W / 39.63417; -84.16333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 31.2 sq mi (80.8 km2)
 • Land 31.2 sq mi (80.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 56,607
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (700/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81494[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086681[1]

Washington Township is the largest of nine townships of Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 56,607.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

Because most of eastern Montgomery County is urbanized, Washington Township is the only civil township in the county to border Greene County.

Several populated places are located in Washington Township:

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4]

In 1833, Washington Township contained four gristmills, seven saw mills, and one cotton factory.[5]

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,[6] 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's library system and the neighboring Centerville school system (which serves students of Washington Township) are ranked highly on state and national scales.[7][8]

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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Washington township, Montgomery County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 478. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  7. ^ "History of the Washington-Centerville Public Library". 
  8. ^ "Oakwood, Centerville nationally ranked". Retrieved 2006-08-11. 

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