Gibson Township, Mercer County, Ohio
|Gibson Township, Ohio|
Countryside and a farm in Gibson Township
Location of Gibson Township (red) in Mercer County, relative to the county seat of Celina (orange) and Grand Lake St. Marys (blue).
|• Total||22.6 sq mi (58.4 km2)|
|• Land||22.6 sq mi (58.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
|• Density||82.9/sq mi (32.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086625|
Gibson Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,869 people in the township, 997 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Recovery Township - north
- Granville Township - east
- Allen Township, Darke County - southeast
- Mississinawa Township, Darke County - south
- Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana - west
- Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana - northwest corner
Part of the village of Fort Recovery is located in northwestern Gibson Township.
Name and history
It is the only Gibson Township statewide.
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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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Mercer County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.