Big Island Township, Marion County, Ohio

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Big Island Township, Marion County, Ohio
Township
Big Island Township hall
Big Island Township hall
Location of Big Island Township in Marion County
Location of Big Island Township in Marion County
Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 83°14′16″W / 40.60833°N 83.23778°W / 40.60833; -83.23778Coordinates: 40°36′30″N 83°14′16″W / 40.60833°N 83.23778°W / 40.60833; -83.23778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Marion
Area
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,223
 • Density 34.7/sq mi (13.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06348[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086574[1]

Big Island Township is one of the fifteen townships of Marion County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,223 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Big Island Township.

Name and history[edit]

Big Island Township was established in 1823, and named for a tract of forest early settlers believed must have been located on an island.[4] It is the only Big Island Township statewide.

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,[5] 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Marion County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 14. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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