Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio

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Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio
St. Mary's Catholic Church at Philothea
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°28′59″N 84°37′39″W / 40.48306°N 84.62750°W / 40.48306; -84.62750Coordinates: 40°28′59″N 84°37′39″W / 40.48306°N 84.62750°W / 40.48306; -84.62750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mercer
 • Total 33.2 sq mi (86.0 km2)
 • Land 33.1 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,459
 • Density 195.0/sq mi (75.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-10604[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086621[1]

Butler Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,459 people in the township, 1,977 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Coldwater is located in central Butler Township.

Name and history[edit]

.Butler Township was organized in 1838.[4] It is one of six Butler Townships statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Mercer County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Scranton, S. S. (1907). History of Mercer County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 163. 
  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.

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