Marion Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Marion Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Township
Fields in the township, with Blanchester at right
Fields in the township, with Blanchester at right
Location of Marion Township in Clinton County
Location of Marion Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°17′37″N 83°58′33″W / 39.29361°N 83.97583°W / 39.29361; -83.97583Coordinates: 39°17′37″N 83°58′33″W / 39.29361°N 83.97583°W / 39.29361; -83.97583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
Area
 • Total 25.5 sq mi (66.0 km2)
 • Land 25.3 sq mi (65.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,394
 • Density 213/sq mi (82.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-47670[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085882[1]

Marion Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 5,394 people living in the township,[3] 1,151 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwest corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District.

Most of the village of Blanchester is located in western Marion Township.

Name and history[edit]

Marion Township was established in 1830.[5]

It is one of twelve Marion Townships statewide.[6]

Historic population figures[edit]

[citation needed]

Year Marion Township Blanchester Village
1910 2,533 1,813
1920 2,324 1,676
1930 2,192 1,597
1940 2,404 1,785
1950 2,749 2,109
1960 3,853 2,944
1970 1,412 3,080
1980 2,107 3,207
1990 5,186 4,206
2000 5,489 4,220
2010 5,394 4,243

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Marion township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Marion township, Marion township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 286. 
  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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