Dixon Township, Preble County, Ohio

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Dixon Township, Preble County, Ohio
Township
Concord United Church of Christ
Concord United Church of Christ
Location of Dixon Township in Preble County
Location of Dixon Township in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°41′41″N 84°45′45″W / 39.69472°N 84.76250°W / 39.69472; -84.76250Coordinates: 39°41′41″N 84°45′45″W / 39.69472°N 84.76250°W / 39.69472; -84.76250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Area
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Land 35.7 sq mi (92.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,135 ft (346 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 557
 • Density 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-22106[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086844[1]

Dixon Township is one of the twelve townships of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 557 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Dixon Township.

Name and history[edit]

Dixon Township was organized in 1812, and named for county commissioner Eli Dixon.[4] It is the only Dixon Township statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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. ^ Preble County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 181. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  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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