Marion Township, Marion County, Ohio

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Marion Township, Marion County, Ohio
Former Marion Township Sub-District No. 8 School on State Route 4
Location of Marion Township (red) in Marion County, surrounding the city of Marion (yellow)
Location of Marion Township (red) in Marion County, surrounding the city of Marion (yellow)
Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 83°7′30″W / 40.58972°N 83.12500°W / 40.58972; -83.12500Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 83°7′30″W / 40.58972°N 83.12500°W / 40.58972; -83.12500
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMarion
Area
 • Total36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Land36.7 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation988 ft (301 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total44,749
 • Density1,216.0/sq mi (469.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-47768[2]
GNIS feature ID1086580[1]

Marion Township is one of the fifteen townships of Marion County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 44,749 people in the township, 36,837 of whom lived in the city of Marion.

Geography[edit]

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Most of the city of Marion, the county seat of Marion County, is located in central Marion Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twelve Marion Townships statewide.[3]

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,[4] 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. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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