Chester Township, Clinton County, Ohio
|Chester Township, Clinton County, Ohio|
Jonahs Run Baptist Church
Location of Chester Township in Clinton County
|• Total||31.9 sq mi (82.7 km2)|
|• Land||31.6 sq mi (81.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||1,001 ft (305 m)|
|• Density||62/sq mi (24.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085877|
Located in the northwest corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Caesarscreek Township, Greene County - northeast
- Liberty Township - east
- Union Township - southeast
- Adams Township - south
- Massie Township, Warren County - southwest
- Wayne Township, Warren County - west
- Spring Valley Township, Greene County - northwest
Caesar Creek State Park is partially located in Chester Township.
No municipalities are located in Chester Township.
New Burlington is a ghost town contained in the township.
Name and history
Chester Township was organized in 1810.
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.
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