Xenia Township, Greene County, Ohio

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Xenia Township, Greene County, Ohio
Township
Site of the Shawnee village of Chillicothe, located at the present community of Oldtown
Site of the Shawnee village of Chillicothe, located at the present community of Oldtown
Municipalities and townships of Greene County
Municipalities and townships of Greene County
Coordinates: 39°42′45″N 83°54′50″W / 39.71250°N 83.91389°W / 39.71250; -83.91389Coordinates: 39°42′45″N 83°54′50″W / 39.71250°N 83.91389°W / 39.71250; -83.91389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
Area
 • Total 44.5 sq mi (115.2 km2)
 • Land 44.2 sq mi (114.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,117
 • Density 138.4/sq mi (53.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45385
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-86786[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086176[1]

Xenia Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,117 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located at the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

The city of Xenia, the county seat of Greene County, is nearly surrounded by Xenia Township, although the two are politically independent. The census-designated place of Wilberforce is located in the township's northeast. By area, Xenia Township is the largest political entity in the United States that begins with the letter X, while the city of Xenia is the largest by population.

Name and history[edit]

Xenia Township was established in 1805.[4]

It is the only Xenia Township statewide.[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.

Surrounding communities[edit]

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. ^ Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 271. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  7. ^ "County Map Front". Greene County Ohio. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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