Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio

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Liberty Township, Van Wert, Ohio
Township
Wheat fields west of Ohio City
Wheat fields west of Ohio City
Location of Liberty Township in Van Wert County
Location of Liberty Township in Van Wert County
Coordinates: 40°46′26″N 84°37′22″W / 40.77389°N 84.62278°W / 40.77389; -84.62278Coordinates: 40°46′26″N 84°37′22″W / 40.77389°N 84.62278°W / 40.77389; -84.62278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Van Wert
Area
 • Total 37.1 sq mi (96.1 km2)
 • Land 37.1 sq mi (96.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,696
 • Density 45.7/sq mi (17.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-43372[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087091[1]

Liberty Township is one of the twelve townships of Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,696 people in the township, 912 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Ohio City is located in central Liberty Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Van Wert County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  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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