Liberty Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Liberty Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
Fields west of Baltimore
Fields west of Baltimore
Location of Liberty Township in Fairfield County
Location of Liberty Township in Fairfield County
Coordinates: 39°52′25″N 82°38′10″W / 39.87361°N 82.63611°W / 39.87361; -82.63611Coordinates: 39°52′25″N 82°38′10″W / 39.87361°N 82.63611°W / 39.87361; -82.63611
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyFairfield
Area
 • Total50.3 sq mi (130.4 km2)
 • Land50.3 sq mi (130.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation909 ft (277 m)
Population
 • Total7,916
 • Density157/sq mi (60.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-43120[2]
GNIS feature ID1086079[1]
Websitewww.fairfieldcountyohio-libertytownship.org

Liberty Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 7,916,[3] of whom 4,950 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Baltimore is located in southeastern Liberty Township.

Name and history[edit]

Liberty Township was named for the American ideal of liberty.[5] It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Liberty 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 Liberty township, Liberty 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. 143.
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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