Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio

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Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio
Township
Fields north of Magnetic Springs
Fields north of Magnetic Springs
Location of Leesburg Township in Union County
Location of Leesburg Township in Union County
Coordinates: 40°20′29″N 83°18′14″W / 40.34139°N 83.30389°W / 40.34139; -83.30389Coordinates: 40°20′29″N 83°18′14″W / 40.34139°N 83.30389°W / 40.34139; -83.30389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Union
Area
 • Total 30.6 sq mi (79.3 km2)
 • Land 30.6 sq mi (79.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,414
 • Density 46.2/sq mi (17.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-42490[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087079[1]

Leesburg Township is one of the fourteen townships of Union County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,414 people in the township, 268 of whom lived in the village of Magnetic Springs.

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Magnetic Springs is located in northeastern Leesburg Township.

Name and history[edit]

Leesburg Township was organized in 1825.[3] It is the only Leesburg Township statewide.[4]

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Durant, Pliny A. (1883). The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county; its townships, towns ... Chicago: Beers, W. H., & co. p. 415. 
  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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