Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio

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Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio
Township
Corn harvest on Kinsey Road
Corn harvest on Kinsey Road
Location of Lanier Township in Preble County
Location of Lanier Township in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°42′38″N 84°31′47″W / 39.71056°N 84.52972°W / 39.71056; -84.52972Coordinates: 39°42′38″N 84°31′47″W / 39.71056°N 84.52972°W / 39.71056; -84.52972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Area
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,931
 • Density 108.2/sq mi (41.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-41846[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086852[1]

Lanier Township is one of the twelve townships of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,931 people in the township, 3,052 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of West Alexandria is located in northern Lanier Township.

Name and history[edit]

Lanier Township was founded in 1811, and named for Alexander C. Lanier, an early settler in Preble County.[4] It is the only Lanier 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. 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. 266. 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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