Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio

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Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio
Township
Lakes in southwestern Bethel Township
Lakes in southwestern Bethel Township
Location of Bethel Township in Clark County
Location of Bethel Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 39°54′24″N 84°0′55″W / 39.90667°N 84.01528°W / 39.90667; -84.01528Coordinates: 39°54′24″N 84°0′55″W / 39.90667°N 84.01528°W / 39.90667; -84.01528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clark
Area
 • Total 38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2)
 • Land 37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,523
 • Density 492/sq mi (190.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06054[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085850[1]
Website www.betheltownship.info

Bethel Township is one of the ten townships of Clark County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 18,523 people living in the township,[3] 12,440 of whom were in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

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

It is the only township in the county with a border on Montgomery County. The Mad River, a southwest-flowing tributary of the Great Miami River, forms the southeast border of the township.

Several populated places are located in Bethel Township:

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Bethel Townships are located in Miami and Monroe counties.[4]

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, 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 board is composed of David Phares (Chairman), Don Minton, and Nancy Brown. The fiscal officer is Melanie Cochran.[5]

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bethel township, Clark County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Elected Officials Archived March 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., Bethel Township. Accessed 2009-03-19.

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