Liberty Township, Union County, Ohio

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Liberty Township, Union County, Ohio
Methodist church at Raymond
Methodist church at Raymond
Location of Liberty Township in Union County
Location of Liberty Township in Union County
Coordinates: 40°20′1″N 83°28′51″W / 40.33361°N 83.48083°W / 40.33361; -83.48083Coordinates: 40°20′1″N 83°28′51″W / 40.33361°N 83.48083°W / 40.33361; -83.48083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Union
 • Total 36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land 36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,056 ft (322 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,705
 • Density 46.5/sq mi (17.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-43358[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087080[1]

Liberty Township is one of the fourteen townships of Union County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,705 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Liberty Township, although the unincorporated community of Raymond lies in the township's east.

Name and history[edit]

Liberty Township was organized in 1822.[4] It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Union County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ 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. 381. 
  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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