Liberty Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Liberty Township, Delaware County, Ohio
O'Shaughnessy Dam
Motto(s): "A Nice Place to Live!"
Location of Liberty Township in Delaware County
Location of Liberty Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°10′7″N 83°4′44″W / 40.16861°N 83.07889°W / 40.16861; -83.07889Coordinates: 40°10′7″N 83°4′44″W / 40.16861°N 83.07889°W / 40.16861; -83.07889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
 • Total 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Land 32.8 sq mi (85.0 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,172
 • Density 798/sq mi (308.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-43106[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086050[1]

Liberty Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census reported a population of 15,429 in the township, 9,182 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3] This was a significant increase from the 1990 census, at which time its population was only 3,790.[4] As of the 2010 census the population of the township was 26,172.[5]


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

The city of Powell is located in southern Liberty Township, and the ghost town of Carpenter's Mill lies in the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.[6]

The first non-American Indian settler of Liberty Township - also of Delaware County - was Capt. Nathan Carpenter, who settled in the township on May 1, 1801, after a journey of over 2½ months from New York City. Liberty Township was also "one of the three original townships into which the county was divided for temporary purposes, at the time of its formation."[7]


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,[8] 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.


  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 September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Delaware County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
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  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Liberty township, Delaware County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ History of Delaware County and Ohio. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1880. pp. 412–428. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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