Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
Township
Green fields of soybeans on Lithopolis Road
Green fields of soybeans on Lithopolis Road
Motto: "A perfect place to raise a family"
Location of Greenfield Township in Fairfield County
Location of Greenfield Township in Fairfield County
Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 82°40′14″W / 39.77944°N 82.67056°W / 39.77944; -82.67056Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 82°40′14″W / 39.77944°N 82.67056°W / 39.77944; -82.67056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fairfield
Area
 • Total 31.6 sq mi (81.9 km2)
 • Land 31.5 sq mi (81.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,565
 • Density 177/sq mi (68.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-32060[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086076[1]
Website www.greenfieldtwp.org

Greenfield Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 5,565,[3] of whom 5,027 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Parts of two municipalities are located in Greenfield Township: the city of Lancaster, the county seat of Fairfield County, in the southeast; and the village of Carroll in the northwest.

Name and history[edit]

Greenfield Township was established in 1805, and named for the green fields within its borders.[5] Statewide, other Greenfield Townships are located in Gallia and Huron counties.

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.

Notable residents[edit]

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Greenfield township, Fairfield County, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Remainder of Greenfield township, Greenfield Township, Fairfield County, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ Miller, Charles Christian (1912). History of Fairfield County, Ohio, and representative citizens. Chicago, Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. p. 135. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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