Clay Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

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Clay Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
Township
Although located near Dayton, Clay Township is rural enough that it has many farms.
Although located near Dayton, Clay Township is rural enough that it has many farms.
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°51′51″N 84°24′59″W / 39.86417°N 84.41639°W / 39.86417; -84.41639Coordinates: 39°51′51″N 84°24′59″W / 39.86417°N 84.41639°W / 39.86417; -84.41639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 37.8 sq mi (98.0 km2)
 • Land 37.8 sq mi (98.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,847
 • Density 230/sq mi (90/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15518[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086665[1]

Clay Township is one of the nine townships of Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 8,847.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

It is the only township in the county with a border on Darke County.

Three municipalities are located in Clay Township:

  • Part of the city of Brookville, in the south
  • The village of Phillipsburg, in the northeast
  • Part of the village of Verona, in the northwest

The following unincorporated communities are located in Clay Township:

Fire & Public Safety[edit]

Fire & Emergency Medical Service throughout Clay Township is available under contract with the following full service departments (arranged by order of size of catchment area):

  • Brookville, in the south,
  • Phillipsburg, in the northeast,
  • Verona, in the northwest

Clay Township maintains a full-service police force with an enforcement area throughout unincorporated areas of the township. Brookville, Phillipsburg, and Verona also have a dedicated police force for their respective communities.

Education[edit]

The township is served by the following public school districts:

Economy[edit]

Interstate 70 crosses Clay Township east-west in the south and the National Road (US-40) crosses east-west just north of I-70. OH-49, also known as Dayton-Greenville Pike is a main north-south connector from Greenville to the north in Darke County to I-70.

Clay Township has established a Joint Economic Development District (a "JEDD") with the neighboring city of Clayton at the intersection of Interstate 70 and OH-49.

Name and history[edit]

Established on June 8, 1825. It is one of nine Clay Townships statewide.[4] It is named after the statesman Henry Clay.

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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Clay township, Montgomery County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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