Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio

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Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio
Most of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in Bath Township
Most of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in Bath Township
Location of Bath Township in Greene County
Location of Bath Township in Greene County
Coordinates: 39°48′34″N 84°1′23″W / 39.80944°N 84.02306°W / 39.80944; -84.02306Coordinates: 39°48′34″N 84°1′23″W / 39.80944°N 84.02306°W / 39.80944; -84.02306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Greene
 • Total 37.9 sq mi (98.0 km2)
 • Land 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 40,231
 • Density 1,073.1/sq mi (414.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-04220[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086163[1]

Bath Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 40,231 people in the township, 8,877 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

Several populated places are located in Bath Township:

Name and history[edit]

Bath Township was organized in 1807.[5] The township was named after Bath, Maine (which was named after the English city of Bath). One of the early settlers came from the city in Maine.[6] Statewide, other Bath Townships are located in Allen and Summit Counties.[7]

The first settlers in Bath Township were members of the Mercer family, who immigrated from Virginia. The precise date of their arrival is unknown, but it seems certain that crops were being raised in the township before George Washington died in 1799.[8] Their log house still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]


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,[10] 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]


  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. ^ Greene County, Ohio, Greene County Auditor's Office, 2002. Accessed 2007-11-09.
  5. ^ Greene County, 1803-1908. Aldine Publishing House. 1908. p. 89. 
  6. ^ Poole, Mary Parker (1957). The Fairborn Story. Fairborn, Ohio: Miami Valley Publishing.  p. 1.
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ Broadstone, Michael A. History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Vol. 1. Indianapolis: Bowen, 1918, 285.
  9. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  10. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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